Jon Bon Jovi faces backlash for ‘nasty comment’ on Taylor Swift’s past relationships while reflecting on his songwriting legacy

Jon Bon Jovi faces backlash for ‘nasty comment’ on Taylor Swift’s past relationships while reflecting on his songwriting legacy
Jon Bon Jovi asserts he didn't have many breakups to draw inspiration for writing songs like Taylor Swift (Getty Images, recordingacademy/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Renowned musician and lyricist Jon Bon Jovi sparked controversy on social media when he made a remark about Taylor Swift's previous romantic involvements while discussing his own songwriting journey.

Bon Jovi recently gained attention for discussing his return to the music scene, following a 19-month hiatus after undergoing surgery for a vocal cord injury.

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Speaking at Hulu's panel for the new docuseries 'Thank You, Good Night' during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Bon Jovi shared insights into his health and expressed his readiness to discuss his vocal surgery.

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 14:  Inductee Jon Bon Jovi attends the 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame In
Jon Bon Jovi talks about his songwriting legacy (Getty Images)

Jon Bon Jovi quips about Taylor Swift's past relationships

According to Entertainment Tonight, Bon Jovi light-heartedly remarked on the evolution of his music over his four-decade career, making a playful jab at Swift to illustrate his point.

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During a Television Critics Association panel for his new Hulu docuseries, 'Thank You, Goodnight', the 'It's My Life' singer reflected on how his music has diversified over the years as he accumulated life experiences, including heartbreak that eluded him in his younger years.

Recounting his early days in the industry, he humorously remarked, "That’s been the magic of 40 years of career. At 20, when I got a record deal, I didn’t have a lot else to write about except high school."

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In a jest aimed at Swift to prove his point about his songwriting legacy and her penchant for drawing inspiration from past relationships, Bon Jovi quipped, "And I didn’t break up with people like Taylor did."

However, the joke didn't go down well with many people, especially ardent fans of the 'Lover' singer.

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Taylor Swift's fans come to her defense after Jon Bon Jovi takes a jibe at her past relationships (Getty Images)

Entertainment Tonight reported, that during the panel, Bon Jovi and docuseries director Gotham Chopra shared their genuine intent to provide fans with an authentic portrayal of the iconic band Bon Jovi as they commemorate their 40th anniversary.

Bon Jovi expressed, "This is in fact the band's 40th anniversary. I wanted to document what had happened in my past, with the vision on what is the future."

Apart from that, recently Swift sparked quite a buzz after it was revealed that Disney+ has seemingly made a payment of whopping $75M to stream her concert film 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour' on their platform.

Internet slams Jon Bon Jovi for jibe at Taylor Swift

A user wrote, "What a lame thing to say 🙄."


Another user wrote, "#JonBonJovi There's always some old bloke ready to judge, criticise & bring down a talented successful woman isn't there."


A user commented, "Jon is such a cranky person..."


Another user commented, "What a nasty comment."


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