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doodlemor

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Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« on: August 22, 2012, 11:46:52 AM »
According to an article in today's Mail, Taylor Swift and her current squeeze, Conor Kennedy, crashed the wedding of Conor's cousin Kyle Kennedy.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2192017/Taylor-Swift-refused-leave-Kyle-Kennedys-wedding-asked-twice-Victoria-Gifford-Kennedy.html

Conor, who was invited, did not RSVP beforehand. 

This is a bit of a "she said, she said" situation.  The bride's mother says that Taylor was asked to leave - *twice.*  Taylor's publicist says that Taylor was invited, and welcomed by the bride.

So, ehellions, who do you believe on this issue?
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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 12:10:37 PM »
I can't think of a reason why the bride's mom would lie, but there is a definite reason why Swift would so...I think it is likely that she was not expected to be there and was asked to leave.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 12:13:41 PM »
I don't know what Swift would be lying about.  Her publicist has said the bride welcomed her.  That does not contradict what the bride's mother has said.  They both could be telling the truth.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 12:16:00 PM »
Assuming any of this is true (as I understand it, The Daily Mail is a tabloid), I'd say Taylor and Conor blew it. Not RSVPing one way or the other is rude. Asking if you can come at the last minute is really rude. Showing up after being refused is holy-carp-I-cannot-believe-they-actually-did-that rude. Staying at - and returning to! - an event you've crashed and been asked to leave is a whole new level of bad manners that needs its own word to describe.

That being said, Victoria Gifford Kennedy's reasons for not wanting them there are pretty shallow and it was tacky of her to talk about it to the press. Deliberately airing the family's dirty laundry in the media - that whirring sound you hear is Rose Kennedy spinning in her grave.
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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 12:27:56 PM »
It sounds to me (having read the link, and its link to the Boston herald) that they did crash.  The big clue is they left during dinner and came back - I'm betting because they had no seats!  A big hint they weren't supposed to be there.

I do think it was rude though for Taylor Swift to be the one approached and singled out - she was invited, by her boyfriend.  It was her boyfriend who was the truly rude one who didn't RSVP and then just showed up.  I have been a date of an invited guest to weddings, I never questioned that my date was actually legitimately invited and that he was allowed/offered to bring a date.

I do wonder though if Conor didn't RSVP due to his mother's recent suicide - it was only a couple of months ago and he's only 18, I could see RSVP'ing slipping through the cracks.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 12:30:59 PM »
I found it interesting that the couple supposedly showed up, said hello, left during dinner (the expensive part of the event) and came back for the dancing (according to the Boston Herald).

Then I looked up the story on E!--yet another gossip rag--and it says the couple attended the ceremony, and there are pictures of them with the cousin's family throughout the whole weekend. If she wasn't welcome at the reception, why was she at the ceremony and all the family-focused weekend events?


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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 01:06:25 PM »
as I understand it, The Daily Mail is a tabloid

You're absolutely right about this, FoxPaws.  Articles seems to be written in the most inflammatory way possible.


That being said, I'm really burned out with US politics and the media coverage right now.  There is so much nasty contention, and the election is still 9 - 10 weeks away.

I skip the crime articles in the Mail, and enjoy the stories about Jennifer Anniston's bra, or Prince Harry playing strip billiards. [He lost, apparently.]

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 01:08:41 PM »
I wouldn't believe the Daily Mail if they said the sky was blue.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 01:17:07 PM »
The article makes it sound like it was the Bride's mother who contacted the tabloid(s) and made this a gossip issue. She states that her reason for having them leave is that she didn't want Taylor's presence distracting peoples' attention away from the Bride... which completely contradicts her behavior now. Sounds like rudeness all around to me. The gracious thing would have been to either have security quietly escort Taylor out or drop it and give no comment if contacted by a reporter.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 03:09:43 PM »
I don't believe it until I see camera footage of words coming out of the bride's mother.  I don't know much about the Kennedys, but I find it hard to believe they would talk to the papers about stuff like that even if it's true.

eta: If it's true, I find airing dirty laundry tackier than crashing your cousin's wedding. 
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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2012, 03:16:26 PM »
I wouldn't believe the Daily Mail if they said the sky was blue.

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And most of the Kennedy's are very, very etiquettely responsible (if that's even a word).  I cannot imagine ANY of them saying this out loud much less contacting a rag to report it!

 

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »
Here is another link:

http://www.bostonherald.com/track/inside_track/view/20220822inside_track_headline/srvc=home&position=6

According to the Boston Herald the first information was a tip from a hotel employee.

I think that the logical thinking of WillyNilly and Jones gets to  the truth here.  They left during the dinner because they had no seats [not expected], and came back for the dancing.

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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2012, 04:08:38 PM »
Honestly, either way I think they were rude. If they crashed, they're rude for crashing. If they were welcome, they're rude for leaving partway through to prance around Haymarket and the North End! It's not that far from the hotel to Haymarket, but they had to have been gone for at least an hour.
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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2012, 06:50:42 PM »
If it's true, then they were rude.

But I'm not impressed with the bride's mother deciding to air family laundry either.
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Re: Taylor and Conor - wedding crashers?
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2012, 07:16:35 PM »
I might be biased because I absolutely adore Taylor Swift but I can easily see how it might be a situation where her boyfriend says, "Come to this wedding with me, it'll be okay!" Without knowing all the details I have to say that, while she technically crashed, she also might not have crashed, if you get what I'm saying.

ETA - of course, if they were asked to leave and then returned, that's incredibly rude.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 08:12:40 PM by lollylegs »