Still, others felt this was Swift’s subtle response to Alwyn’s recent interview with The Sunday Times, which was published on the same day as her final Liverpool performance. “And suddenly the murder mashup makes sense now,” one fan wrote, adding, “Good for her.” Another said the timing of her performance is “funny” regardless of Swift’s intention.

During the interview, Alwyn described their former relationship as “loving” and “fully committed,” which could be interpreted as a subtle response to those aforementioned infidelity theories. Otherwise, Alwyn did not reveal any personal details about the split and declined to answer if he’s listed to The Tortured Poets Department.

“I would hope that anyone and everyone can empathize and understand the difficulties that come with the end of a long, loving, fully committed relationship of over six and a half years,” he said. “That is a hard thing to navigate. What is unusual and abnormal in this situation is that, one week later, it’s suddenly in the public domain and the outside world is able to weigh in.”

He continued, “So you have something very real suddenly thrown into a very unreal space: tabloids, social media, press, where it is then dissected, speculated on, pulled out of shape beyond recognition. And the truth is, to that last point, there is always going to be a gap between what is known and what is said. I have made my peace with that.”

However, Alwyn did take an opportunity to deny visiting the London pub referenced in Swift’s Tortured Poets track “The Black Dog.” Now, if she chose to play that song last night, Swifties really would have had something to talk about. Alas, this “murder mashup” connection feels like another pretty big stretch.

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