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Why Some Weren't Happy With Taylor Swift’s Grammys Acceptance Speech

Swift and Celine Dion shut down any 'snub' discourse with a sweet embrace backstage.

The Grammy awards featured countless memorable moments — like Luke Combs' collaboration with Tracy Chapman, Lainey Wilson's acceptance speech and more — and another one came when Taylor Swift took home the Album of the Year award for Midnights. The award was presented by music legend Celine Dion, and Swift excitedly took the stage upon being announced as the winner — bringing fellow nominee Lana Del Rey and hugging everyone along the way. However, some viewers had a problem with the way Swift approached Celine Dion, and they shared their disappointment on social media.

Some believe Swift ignored Dion or, at least skipped over greeting her onstage. One X user shared a video of the moment, writing, "Taylor Swift just took the album of the year trophy from Celine Dion without batting an eye and/or acknowledging that a legendary [G.O.A.T] was handing her the award. So cringey for my soul." 

Many others chimed in on the moment, with one fan writing, "Taylor Swift will never EVER live down ignoring Céline Dion at the Grammys."

Although some saw the moment as slightly awkward, photos from the awards ceremony suggest only good vibes between the pop superstar and pop legend. Swift caught up with Dion backstage after the award presentation, posing with the singer and her son, Rene-Charles Angelil.

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Many fans took to social media to defend Swift. One fan theorized that Swift might have held off on hugging Dion due to her ongoing health issues.

Others pointed to the fact the Swift was clearly ecstatic when Dion came onstage, as she stood up and sang along to the icon's song, "The Power of Love."

Swift's Album of the Year trophy marks her fourth win in that category, making her the first person in history to achieve that feat. In her acceptance speech, she expressed her appreciation for being able to make music.

"All I want to do is keep being able to do this," she said. "I love it so much. It makes me so happy. It makes me unbelievably blown away that it makes some people happy who voted for this award too. All I want to do is keep doing this. So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to do what I love so much."

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