J.J. Watt strongly disagreed with the criticism over Taylor Swift’s effect on the NFL, despite negative sentiments expressed by some.
During his interview with Us Weekly on Monday, Watt shared that he doesn't understand why some people are so upset about Swift's involvement in NFL games.
The 34-year-old former football player said, “I think it’s great. I can’t understand why people are so upset about it, I mean, they show celebrities at games all the time. Don’t act like we don’t show male celebrities at games all the time. I don’t really understand why it’s caused such an uproar.”
Watt continued, “I mean, she’s literally there supporting her significant other, and that’s what you should do as a significant other, so I think that it’s great.”
The former NFL player also added that the Cruel Summer songstress has “brought in a massive amount of new fans” to the sport as well as “all sorts of eyeballs and interest.”
He also mentioned that “so many people” are now getting into the game who might not have watched it before.
Watt said, “I think it should be nothing but celebrated, I think that it’s not her fault they put the camera on her, just it is what it is.”
This response came about since Swift started dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the summer of 2023, the NFL has welcomed her connection to the game.
They've used the Blank Space singer's music in promotions, made playful references to Kelce's stats with nods to her songs, and shown her reactions to the 34-year-old NFL player's on-field performance.
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