During the 2024 Grammys, an awkward moment occurred as Taylor Swift appeared to “snub” Celine Dion while receiving the Album of the Year award.
Dion, who has Stiff Person Syndrome and cannot perform, presented the award, and when Swift won, she brought Lana Del Rey on stage but seemingly ignored Dion, quickly taking the award without acknowledging or speaking to her. The incident sparked reactions and discussions among viewers.
During her Album of the Year acceptance speech at the 2024 Grammys, Taylor Swift referenced several people on stage, including Lana Del Rey and her album producer, Jack Antonoff. However, she didn’t mention or hug Celine Dion, who presented the award, leading to speculation and discussions on social media about the apparent snub.
“Did I just see Tay flat ignore Celine? Please say no,” one person wrote.
“Grabbed and NEVER LOOKED at her,” wrote another.
“This is what I saw too, and I am DISTURBED.”
“What is this world coming to?” asked one viewer.
“That was so rude of her.”
“Unacceptable!” fumed another.
“The legendary CELINE DION making her first appearance in years amid her health battle just to be paid dust by Taylor Swift.”
One viewer posted footage of the moment on X (formerly Twitter), writing: “Taylor Swift fully ignoring Celine Dion”.
“Like, the disrespect, even Celine was like … que (what)?”
However, other admirers came to Swift’s defense.
“She was most likely just super pumped and it wasn’t on purpose,” one fan wrote.
“Girl was probably frazzled and genuinely didn’t mean to,” argued another.
Despite this, others argued that Swift should have thanked Dion on stage.
“People trying to defend Taylor but c’mon Celine is a legend,” one person wrote.
“She is recovering and had an aid to help her present this award.
“Taylor could’ve at least looked at her … especially if you’re grabbing the Grammy from her.”
Celine Dion’s appearance at the Grammys marked a rare public outing since her diagnosis with Stiff Person Syndrome, a neurological disorder affecting the brain and spinal cord.
Dion, a multiple Grammy Award-winner, received a standing ovation as she presented an award. Her diagnosis has raised questions about her ability to sing and perform live in the future.
“Thank you, all! I love you right back,” Dion said before presenting the award.
“You look beautiful.
“When I say I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.
“Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world.”