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17th Feb 2022

Jake Gyllenhaal has finally revealed what he thinks of Taylor Swift’s 10 minute All Too Well

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Taylor’s not the type to hold back.

Jake Gyllenhaal has finally spoken out about his thoughts on Taylor Swift’s song All Too Well, you know the one so obviously about him?

After he and Taylor dated in 2011 briefly, she went on to release Red, which included some of the most amazing break up songs about him – one being All Too Well.

In November, Taylor rereleased the album but this time, it included the original 10 minute version of the song and her fans have been itching to know what he thought.

In this version, she refers to their 11 year age gap, other celebrities asking her about the break up and her song The Moment I Knew which alludes to Jake missing her 21st birthday and the end of their relationship.

In a new interview with Esquire, Jake said: “It has nothing to do with me. 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.”

And when he was blatantly asked if he had listened to Red (Taylor’s Version), Jake simply said: “No.”

In fairness, with a line like “they say all’s well that ends well, but I’m in a new hell every time you double-cross my mind. You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine, and that made me want to die,” and “and I was never good at telling jokes but the punch line goes, I’ll get older but your lovers stay my age”, we probably would avoid giving it a listen too if we were him.

After Swifties spent the majority of the end of November of a Jake Gyllenhaal hate campaign, he turned off his Instagram comments, explaining: “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.”

“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.”