Update: A source confirms that Calvin Harris' tweet defending Taylor Swift to Avril Lavigne was actually photoshopped, as many fans suspected when the tweet surfaced this morning. Harris himself tweeted about the incident this afternoon.
This article was originally published at 9 a.m. on August 25, 2015.
Calvin Harris has once again slipped into protective boyfriend mode.
As we reported yesterday, singer Avril Lavigne posted a pretty diplomatic tweet in response to a recent Tumblr post accusing her and other performers of not being as gracious with their fans as Harris' girlfriend, Taylor Swift, seems to be. Swift had "liked" the original Tumblr, but Lavigne said simply that it was not fair to compare or judge others, and that "we all love our fans."
That should have been that, but, true to form, Harris waded in to add his two cents. The Scotsman sent Lavigne a rather defensive tweet that, not surprisingly, has since been deleted.
"She didn't judge you, she doesn't judge anyone," Swift's beau wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "She was only having fun with her fans, not trying to compare herself with you."
It's not the first time Harris has leapt to Swift's defense on social media. He recently got into a Twitter beef with Zayn Malik after the former boy-bander retweeted a post praising Miley Cyrus' attitude towards money over Swift's takedown of Spotify.
At the time, it was nice to see Harris sticking up for his lady, but he seems to be exacerbating the situation. Can Swift not fight her own battles? Have the couple learned nothing from Swift's ill-judged reaction to Nicki Minaj? Don't they realize that picking fights over petty things on Twitter is so unbelievably futile? Jumping in seems to be making a molehill into a mountain. Isn't it better to just ignore the critics and take the high road?
Someone should write a song about this. Oh wait. They did. Calvin, allow us to introduce you to a little ditty called "Shake It Off."