by Alisha Jackson
Anyone who has experienced a breakup in the past ten years, knows how hard it is to refrain from commenting on the situation on social media. We honestly couldn’t believe how cool Calvin Harris was playing it when the news of Hiddleswift broke a mere two weeks after Talvin ended. But it wasn’t the timing of Taylor Swift‘s “new” relationship that propelled the Scottish DJ’s uncharacteristic Twitter rant about his ex. It was the belittlement of his talent.
“I was protecting what I see as my one talent in the world being belittled,” he told GQ. Calvin is of course referring to when Taylor Swift took credit for penning his hit with Rihanna, “This Is What You Can For.” “When it ended, all hell broke loose. Now I see that Twitter thing as a result of me succumbing to pressure. It took me a minute to realize that none of that matters. I’m a positive guy,” Calvin added.
“It’s very difficult when something I consider so personal plays out very publicly,” Harris said about his breakup with Taylor. “The aftermath of the relationship was way more heavily publicized than the relationship itself. When we were together, we were very careful for it not to be a media circus. She respected my feelings in that sense.”
“For both of us it was the wrong situation,” he added. “It clearly wasn’t right, so it ended, but all of the stuff that happened afterwards…”
Following proper social media etiquette is never easy after a breakup, especially when you’re a celebrity. Considering that Calvin broke up with one of the most famous people on the planet, we think he handled the situation pretty well.