Tonight, the music video for Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered, and among the scary zombie lewks and dead old Taylors, was―surprise! (surprise?)― a Tom Hiddleston ref. And not any ole Tom Hiddleston ref, the best Tom Hiddleston ref.
Remember his "I ♥ T.S." tank from last summer? Well, of course you do:
It was a meme-light of the summer for everyone―except of course for Hiddles himself, who probably didn't enjoy being the butt of all the jokes since, as he told GQ in a later interview, the whole thing was just a joke:
"The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, 'Does anyone have a T-shirt?' And one of her friends said, 'I've got this.' " The friend pulled out the "I ♥ T.S." tank top that Taylor's friends are contractually obligated to own. "And we all laughed about it. It was a joke."
So that's his statement on the entire relationship: an explanation of the tank top. "It was a joke," he repeats. "Among friends."
Anyway, if you'd thought you'd seen the end of the "I ♥ T.S." tank era, you thought wrong, for it appeared again on Taylor's backup dancers in the new video:
But are you surprised? It seems no one is safe in Taylor's reckoning... not even Old Taylor.