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Taylor Swift and Celine Dion dispel Grammys 'snub' talk with backstage hug

Taylor Swift and Celine Dion dispel Grammys 'snub' talk with backstage hug

Taylor Swift and Celine Dion shut down talk that there was any bad blood between them by embracing in a tender shot captured backstage at this year's Grammys.

The internet went into meltdown on Sunday night with some online users branding Swift "rude" and "disrespectful" for seemingly failing to acknowledge Celine Dion when she presented her with the coveted Album of the Year gong at the prestigious awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Aside from being a music icon, it marked Dion's first public appearance since revealing that she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome.

Swift, 34, who was nominated for her 2022 record Midnights, became the first person to win the accolade four times and excitedly made her way to the stage.

Celine Dion made a surprise appearance at the awards show to present the coveted Album of the Year award (AFP via Getty Images)
Celine Dion made a surprise appearance at the awards show to present the coveted Album of the Year award (AFP via Getty Images)

Dion, 55, handed her the award, but fans were quick to call out Swift for failing thank the star and accused her of not making eye contact, instead, turning her attention to her collaborators, who were also on stage.

The pair seemed completely oblivious to it all however as they smiled happily together for photos backstage and even hugged."Taylor Swift didn't even hug or acknowledge Celine Dion. Can't f*****g stand this t**t," fumed one person on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

"Taylor Swift completely ignoring Celine Dion like she was some trophy model presenter was #GRAMMYS was wild. She's won this three times and usually such a pro. But to ignore an icon, who is dealing with so much? Yikes," exclaimed another.

Fans claimed Taylor Swift didn't even make eye contact with Celine Dion as she presented her with the gong (AFP via Getty Images)
Fans claimed Taylor Swift didn't even make eye contact with Celine Dion as she presented her with the gong (AFP via Getty Images)

"As someone who has defended Taylor, I can't defend this. No acknowledgment of Celine whatsoever," wrote a third.

While a fourth declared: "Taylor Swift will never EVER live down ignoring Celine Dion at the Grammys."