With all of the horrible stuff going on in the world this week, the emergence of the alleged new romance between Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston was a welcome distraction. Photos of Hiddleswift’s lovey-doveyness polarized the internet — and resulted in some hilarious reactions in the form memes, tweets and GIFs.
Here are some of our favorites.
1. The shock
Let’s be real, she just broke up with Calvin Harris and this is totally coming out of nowhere.
2. The blending of families
Swifties and Hiddlestoners are two very different fandoms. It’s kinda like a hippie family coming together with a family of yuppies — it’s gonna take a minute for them to coalesce.
3. The sequel makers
This Hiddleswift union just opens up a whole new world of opportunities for Loki and the Marvel universe.
4-7. The naysayers
There are obviously some die-hard Hiddleston fans who don’t approve of the burgeoning romance, and their take on the situation is one of disbelief. Hilarious disbelief.
8-10. The “too sophisticated for celeb relationships” crew
I mean, that last one isn’t wrong. But we’d also like to point out that if you take the time to even comment on the absurdity of people freaking out over a new celeb ship, then, well, you kind of do care.
11. The zinger
Could this be any more right on?
12. Hiddleswift shakes their groove thing
Match made in heaven, right there.
13. The Nicholas Sparks meme
Is this real life or one of Swift’s videos?
What’s your reaction to Hiddleswift? Do you ship them or are you counting the seconds until they break up?
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