Jake Gyllenhaal Has Not Listened to Red (Taylor’s Version) and Claims that “All Too Well” Is Not About Him

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Swifties have been waiting for this moment, and now they can finally see it happening. 

Jake Gyllenhaal said in an interview that he does not have a heavy heart over Taylor Swift releasing “All Too Well” ten-minute version last fall, under Red (Taylor’s Version), her re-recorded album.

The original song was released in October of 2012. The lyrics have been said to resemble their brief relationship, which only lasted for three months or so.

With the release of her extended version, it only sparked more speculation about Gyllenhaal’s role in Swift’s then-heartbreak. And as expected, he was thrown a lot of blowback from Taylor fans worldwide. 

When asked about “All Too Well,” Gyllenhaal replied by saying, “It has nothing to do with me.” He added, “It’s about her relationship with her fans. It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that.” 

During the pilot of the extended version, Gyllenhaal took off comments on Instagram leading many fans and critics to believe that this new material was personally affecting him.

“At some point, I think it’s important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one’s name,” said Gyllenhaal. 

“That begs for a deeper philosophical question. Not about any individual, per se, but a conversation that allows us to examine how we can – or should, even – take responsibility for what we put into the world, our contributions into the world. How do we provoke a conversation? We see that in politics. There’s anger and divisiveness, and it’s literally life-threatening in the extreme,” he continued. 

“My question is: Is this our future,” Gyllenhaal further stated. “Is anger and divisiveness our future? Or can we be empowered and empower others while simultaneously putting empathy and civility into the dominant conversation? That’s the discussion we should be having.” 

Gyllenhaal said that he hadn’t listened to Red (Taylor’s Version) when asked if he had..


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