In his latest gaffe, President Joe Biden referred to Taylor Swift as Britney Spears. The incident took place while he was participating in the annual White House ceremony before the Thanksgiving holiday, during which he pardoned two turkeys, Liberty and Bell. Biden used Britney’s name when referring to Taylor’s current overseas tour.
“Just to get here, Liberty and Bell had to overcome tough obstacles and competition. They had to work hard, be patient and be willing to travel more than 1,000 miles,” Biden said.
“You could say it’s even harder than getting a ticket for the Renaissance tour or Britney’s tour. She’s depressed, it’s pretty hot in Brazil right now,” he added.
A video of Biden’s gaffe was posted to X by Pop Crave, with many users commenting and pointing out that his old age might cause him to make mistakes in his speeches. Biden turned 81 on November 20.
“Okay grandpa let’s go to bed,” one user wrote, while another said: “Get him out of the office, this man is literally begging.” “Even those with dementia KNOW about the Renaissance tour,” said one user, while another wrote: “This man should not be running a country.”
“How did he make such a mistake,” said one user, while another user wrote: “He always makes mistakes.” “He’s a 190-year-old future ancestor. What were you waiting for?” one user wrote. Another said: “Man is confused.”
Meanwhile, Taylor returned to the stage in Brazil after postponing her show following the death of a fan. The singer apparently paid a heartbreaking tribute to her fan, Ana Clara Benevides, who died after falling ill from the concert hall heat.
Ana’s cause of death was listed as cardiorespiratory arrest, according to Brazilian newspaper Fohla De Sao Paolo. Rio de Janeiro is experiencing a massive heatwave. In fact, a recent video appears to show Taylor gasping for air while performing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday (November 17). The clip shows the star appearing to have trouble breathing after singing “Bejeweled.” One video even showed Taylor handing out bottles of water.