Travis Kelce, the NFL star, finds himself facing backlash as his past comments about “breeding” resurface in light of his new relationship with Taylor Swift. In the February 6th episode of his podcast, “New Heights,” Travis made remarks that have not been well-received by some Swifties. During a lighthearted conversation with his brother, Jason Kelce, and their mother, Donna Kelce, Travis joked about needing to start breeding. Jason, who has three daughters with his wife, Kylie, playfully commented that their mother would choose him over Travis in a sinking ship because he has given her grandchildren. This prompted Travis to call on “all the breeders out there” to “slide” his way. While Jason replied with a simple “Please don’t,” Donna advised Travis to find the right person before starting a family. The age-old adage of finding the right person seems to have been forgotten as Travis humorously commented that he intends to find a breeder to have kids so that his mom can love him again.
Swift’s fanbase has not taken kindly to Travis Kelce’s comments, particularly considering Taylor Swift’s recently publicized relationship with the two-time Super Bowl champion. Some Twitter users have labeled Travis as misogynistic for his choice of words. One person expressed their disagreement with his remarks, stating, “Yikes, not a fan of that Travis Kelce comment about ‘breeding/breeders.’ Super misogynistic. It doesn’t matter if it’s a joke.” Another fan showed gratitude toward Joe Alwyn, Swift’s ex, for keeping a low profile during their relationship, suggesting that Travis should take note. They added, “You are free to say what you want but are not free from the consequences of doing so. Women are not objects.” This is not the first time Swifties have turned on one of Swift’s romantic interests. For instance, when Swift briefly dated Matty Healy, fans criticized the lead singer of The 1975 for participating in a podcast episode that some considered racist.
During an episode of “The Adam Friedland Show” in February, Friedland and co-host Nick Mullen made derogatory comments about Ice Spice, whom they referred to as an “Inuit Spice Girl” and a “chubby Chinese lady.” They also proceeded to mock Chinese and Hawaiian accents. Matty Healy, who was a guest on the episode, chose to laugh along and even asked the hosts to do an impression of a Japanese Nazi. Swift’s collaboration with the rapper “In Ha Mood” was released shortly after the controversy, but the relationship between Swift and Healy came to an end not long after. An insider disclosed that their busy schedules became a challenge, and they realized they were not truly compatible with each other.
Swift and Travis Kelce’s Developing Romance
Despite the controversies surrounding her previous romantic interests, Taylor Swift appears to be smitten with Travis Kelce. Reports suggest that the pop star is already “falling in love” with him after they went public with their relationship in September. While Travis and Taylor continue to capture the public’s attention, it remains to be seen how their romance will unfold given the recent controversy surrounding Travis’s comments.
Travis Kelce’s past comments about “breeding” have resurfaced and sparked backlash from some of Taylor Swift’s devoted fans. The controversy surrounding his remarks raises questions about the impact of public statements on personal relationships and public perception. As Swift and Travis’s romance progresses, it will be interesting to see how they navigate this latest storm of controversy and whether they can withstand the scrutiny of the public eye.