David Spade Sympathizes With Taylor Swift’s ‘Stressful’ Chiefs Game Viewing Experience

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David Spade was characteristically off the cuff during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night (Feb. 26), and one of the subjects he broached is something that’s on many people’s minds — Taylor Swift‘s romance with Travis Kelce.

More specifically, the comedian pointed out how much pressure the “Anti-Hero” singer was under every time she attended one of the Kansas City Chiefs’ games to cheer on her pro athlete boyfriend. “Poor Taylor Swift, you know, those cameras are like snipers on her,” joked Spade.

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“She gets up to get a chalupa and they’re like, ‘Where’s Taylor? Why isn’t she watching?'” he continued. “She’s like, ‘I’m just having one bite!’ They’re like, ‘Oh no, they’re breaking up, she wasn’t watching!'”

In the months Swift and Kelce went public with their relationship in September, fans and critics alike scrutinized the amount of screen time the pop star gets every time she shows up to an NFL game. In October, however, the league issued a statement defending its coverage of the couple, and Swift herself spoke out about the complaints in her December Person of the Year Time cover story.

“I’m just there to support Travis,” she said at the time. “I have no awareness of if I’m being shown too much and pissing off a few dads, Brads and Chads.”

On Kimmel, Spade added, “She really has to be there the whole time, ’cause everyone’s watching her watch the game … That’s stressful.”

Noting that he met the 14-time Grammy winner back in 2015 at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, Spade continued, “I like her, I think she’s a great performer — she does a great job.”

“It’s just tough,” added the Joe Dirt actor before diving into an improvised skit about Kelce’s recent visit to Sydney, where the athlete attended his third Eras Tour show. “[Swift is] here, then she goes to Australia, then he’s like, ‘Do you want me to come down there, babe?’ She’s like, ‘Yeah.’ He’s like, “You doing some new stuff? Same five-hour show?'”

Watch David Spade on Jimmy Kimmel Live above.

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