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Joe Alwyn, after a six-year romance with Taylor Swift, has had to deal with criticism and scrutiny from internet fans. In promotion of his new movie with Emma Stone, he shared a still from the film, “Kinds of Kindness,” followed by a parody photo of himself and Stone as cats. The film, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, is a follow-up to “Poor Things” and also stars Stone, who won a Best Actress Oscar earlier this year. Alwyn and Stone are good friends, having previously worked together on Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” and Stone has described Alwyn as one of the sweetest people she has ever met.

Alwyn and Swift ended their relationship in 2023, with Swift releasing her album “The Tortured Poets Department,” inspired by their breakup. The album contained references to her fling with The 1975’s Matty Healy, and included criticism of fans who disapproved of Swift’s choice of partner. A reference to a London pub, The Black Dog, led Swift’s fans to swarm the bar in search of her ex-boyfriend. The pub’s proprietor began selling Swift-themed items, causing a significant increase in foot traffic.

During their time together, Alwyn and Swift kept their relationship discreet due to the intense scrutiny they faced from fans. A source close to the couple mentioned that Joe was shy and disliked the attention that came with dating a popular singer like Swift. Despite their breakup, Alwyn has remained quiet about it, even while working with a collaborator of Swift’s on her album. Emma Stone contributed “oddities” to the track “Florida!!!,” which features Florence and the Machine.

The breakup between Alwyn and Swift had resulted in Swift releasing an album that addressed her feelings towards their relationship and subsequent fling. Swift’s album held equal criticism for Healy’s alleged pretensions as for fans who disapproved of her choices. The reference to a London pub where Alwyn is believed to be a regular led to fans flocking to the establishment in search of the actor. The pub’s proprietor began selling Swift-themed items to cater to the increased foot traffic.

Despite the breakup and the subsequent release of Swift’s album, Alwyn has chosen to remain silent about the situation. While he worked with one of Swift’s collaborators on the project, he has refrained from commenting publicly about the breakup or Swift’s album. Swift’s album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” was inspired by her relationships and experiences, including her time with Alwyn and her fling with Matty Healy. The album contained references to their relationships and the criticisms Swift faced from fans and critics.

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