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Taylor Swift's Grammy faux pas: Ignoring Celine Dion during award acceptance sparks outrage

Taylor Swift did not treat Celine Dion very politely during the Grammy awards.
Taylor Swift did not treat Celine Dion very politely during the Grammy awards.
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8:34 AM EST, February 5, 2024

The 66th Grammy Awards have come and gone. Regarded as the most prestigious music award in America, the celebrated artist of the night was Taylor Swift. Breaking records, Swift received the Grammy for Album of the Year for the fourth time in her career.

The announcement for this celebrated category was made by Celine Dion. After a long spell away from public appearances due to health issues, Dion stepped back into the limelight onstage.

Dion suffers from Stiff Person Syndrome, a condition marked by progressive muscle stiffness and painful recurrences of muscle spasms.

What Happened During the 2024 Grammys: Taylor Swift's Misstep

The audience gave the musical titan, Dion, a fittingly royal welcome with a standing ovation. However, she committed an egregious error when Swift stepped up to the stage.

In a video shared online, the artist can be seen hugging people around Dion. All this while, she paid no attention to Dion, even as she was accepting her award.

Despite posing together backstage, dispelling rumors of any feud, Swift did not escape Internet criticism. Comments ranged from "Time to cancel her" and "Disappointment of the night", to "That was incredibly embarrassing on Taylor's part", "Celine didn't deserve this", and "Zero class and tact".

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Celine Dion and Taylor Swift behind the scenes of Grammy
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