Deidre Hall calls Jo Koy an ’embarrassment’ for teasing Taylor Swift

Soap opera star Deidre Hall slammed Jo Koy for doing a mediocre job hosting the 81st annual  Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening.

While speaking about the stand-up comedian, 52, in a new Facebook post, the Days of Our Lives veteran, 76, referred to Koy as ‘a complete embarrassment to himself and the Academy.’

‘Skip it,’ she urged her fans, many of whom flocked to the comment section to state that they found Koy’s monologue awkward with questionable jokes, including the swipe at Taylor Swift‘s new relationship with Travis Kelce.

In response to one of her followers expressing that the father-of-one was ‘so inappropriate for this job,’ Hall replied: ‘Well said.’

Speaking up: Deidre Hall slammed Jo Koy for doing a mediocre job hosting the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening; seen earlier this month

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Speaking up: Deidre Hall slammed Jo Koy for doing a mediocre job hosting the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening; seen earlier this month

Not holding back: While speaking about the stand-up comedian, 52, in a new Facebook post, the Days of Our Lives veteran, 76, referred to Koy as 'a complete embarrassment to himself and the Academy'

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Not holding back: While speaking about the stand-up comedian, 52, in a new Facebook post, the Days of Our Lives veteran, 76, referred to Koy as ‘a complete embarrassment to himself and the Academy’

The three-time Emmy nominee, best known for portraying Marlena Evans on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives for the past 45 years, is not the only star that was unimpressed with Koy’s performance.

On Monday, a source told DailyMail.com that the pop star, 34, was reportedly left unimpressed by the comedian’s quip about her love life.

During his opening monologue, Koy told the audience that ‘the big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL’ is ‘the Golden Globes fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.’

The camera then cut to a shot of a stoic Swift sipping on her drink and failing to crack a smile.

‘Taylor nor her girls found Jo Koy’s tacky jab very funny,’ an insider told DailyMail.com exclusively. ‘Clearly neither did the audience and her fans. It made her uncomfortable as it would have anyone.’

The source continued: ‘At the end of the day his entire performance was the actual joke. He should know who the audience is before coming for them. Taylor just bit her tongue.’

While Swift chose not to respond, the insider teased that her athlete boyfriend, 34, might not be so diplomatic about the moment.

‘She doesn’t have time to clap back at anyone, nor does she want to,’ the source added. ‘She cannot say the same about Travis, who might have some words on his podcast about this.’

Taylor Swift agitated with Golden Globes joke at her expense
Not amused: On Monday, a source told DailyMail.com that the pop star, 34, was reportedly left unimpressed by the comedian's 'tacky jab' about her love life

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Not amused: On Monday, a source told DailyMail.com that the pop star, 34, was reportedly left unimpressed by the comedian’s ‘tacky jab’ about her love life

The singer looked distinctly unimpressed after she became the butt of one of Golden Globes host Koy's gags on Sunday night

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The singer looked distinctly unimpressed after she became the butt of one of Golden Globes host Koy’s gags on Sunday night

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He told the star-studded audience: ‘The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL – on the Golden Globes fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift’

The quip immediately sparked backlash from fans who staunchly defended their idol on Twitter.

‘Cause of death for Jo Koy: That look Taylor Swift gave him as she sipped her drink,’ one joked.

Another wrote: ‘Does the fool who’s hosting the Golden Globes and just made a joke about Taylor Swift realize millions of viewers had to Google who the hell is Jo Koy!???’

Others penned: ‘Oh Jo… don’t come for Ms. Swift ! *takes sip*.’

A fourth said: ‘Agree. Uncomfortable laughter. And using Taylor Swift in a joke that stopped being funny months ago was a cheap shot.’

Jo Koy jokes about Barry Keoghan in THAT Saltburn scene
The insider revealed to DailyMail.com that while Swift won't comment, her boyfriend (pictured left on New Year's Eve) may choose to clap back on his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce

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The insider revealed to DailyMail.com that while Swift won’t comment, her boyfriend (pictured left on New Year’s Eve) may choose to clap back on his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce

But others supported Koy, with one writing: ‘Can Taylor not take a joke? He wasn’t even putting her down it was a diss at the NFL for the way they cover her. It was funny & innocent.’

Koy addressed the reaction at the Billboard after party, telling Extra: ‘It was a compliment, like she could be more intimate tonight, that’s all.’

It was a disappointing night for Swift who lost out to Barbie for the new Cinematic and Box Office Achievement award.

Great Gerwig’s summer blockbuster about the beloved Mattel doll beat out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, John Wick: Chapter 4, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, Oppenheimer, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Swift was a gracious loser as she led the standing ovation. However her fans were far less forgiving and flooded social media with complaints that she was robbed of a prize, despite claiming it had been ‘invented’ for her.

One tweeted, ‘Golden globes is rigged Taylor should have won,’ while another added: ‘I hope Taylor never goes to these FILM INDUSTRY non-worthy award shows. She is more impactful and popular than everyone in that room combined.’

Jo Koy gets ready ahead of hosting the 2024 Golden Globe Awards
Beloved couple: The quip immediately sparked backlash from fans who staunchly defended their idol on Twitter (seen with Kelce in October 2023)

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Beloved couple: The quip immediately sparked backlash from fans who staunchly defended their idol on Twitter (seen with Kelce in October 2023)

A third viewer complained: ‘Taylor was robbed at Golden Globe Awards!!! How can you compare a cartoon movie with a global phenomenon?’

‘Taylor ROBBED,’ another said.

One added: ‘They had to invent a category for Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes and she still lost lmao.’

‘Can’t believe we got robbed of seeing Luke Skywalker presenting Taylor Swift with a Golden Globe,’ one viewer shared.

Another said: ‘Barbie did not deserve the Golden Globe for Cinematic & Box Office Achievement. Taylor deserved that award actually.

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