Although Shawn Mendes and Taylor Swift are friends, he does not seem to approve of her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. In a lie detector test with Vanity Fair, he sat down to talk about his life, career, and friends. During the interview, he came forward with an honest opinion about Alwyn which went viral. At the same time, he talked about his friendship with Justin Bieber, being honest, and Harry Styles.
Although they’re close friends, Shawn Mendes might have shaded Swift in the past
In 2019, Mendes and Swift collaborated on the remix of her song, Lovers. At the same time, Taylor Swift has helped him find his way in the music industry. He opened for her on the 1989 tour. However, Shawn Mendes received backlash from Swifties when he made fun of her song with John Mayer. On Mayer’s Current Mood Instagram Live, Mendes appeared as a guest. During the conversation, they started discussing Taylor Swift’s song, Lovers.
However, John Mayer took the opportunity to make fun of the song and admitted to getting a giggle from it. Specifically, he talked about the lyrics, “We can leave the Christmas lights up till January” and called them insane. At the same time, he twisted the words and made his own version of the song. Throughout this time, Shawn Mendes laughed along and did not stop him once. This led to Swifties bashing Mendes for doing the interview with Swift’s ex.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Mendes took it a step further and made awkward comments about Joe Alwyn
During the lie detector test with Vanity Fair, Shawn Mendes let loose. Unexpectedly, he had very interesting views about Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. While he talked about many other things as well, his response about Alwyn went viral. When asked if he is still friends with Swift, Shawn Mendes admitted that he still takes her advice in music and they text often. Next, the interviewer asked:
“Do you approve of Taylor’s current boyfriend, Joe Alwyn?”
To which, he said:
“I’ve never personally met Joe, but he looks like a sweet guy.”
However, the lie detector test operator called him out and said that he was not telling the truth. Therefore, Shawn Mendes had to come out with the truth. He said:
“I’m lying a little bit? Yeah, I mean, he’s kind of got a little bit of a villain look about him. I mean, he looks like a nice guy but, like, he, at any movement, could turn into a villain, you know? He’s got really blue eyes, and I struggle with eyes that blue, you know? Like, I find it easier to trust brown eyes.”
So far, Swift has not responded to this interesting revelation by her friend. However, it would be interesting if Joe Alwyn himself responds to Shawn Mendes’ views.