On Friday, November 12, Swift released “Red (Taylor’s Version)” and instantly teleported fans back to 2012 when her first “Red” album was released.
Several songs on the album are devoted to her break-up with Gyllenhaal. The pair dated for three months just before she turned 21. Although they only dated for a short time, Swift was reportedly reduced to tears at her 21st birthday party when he didn’t make an appearance, even though he said that he would come.
In the song “The Moment I Knew,” Swift details her heartbreak singing, “What do you say when tears are streaming down your face in front of everyone you know? / And what do you do when the one who means the most to you is the one who didn’t show?”
Now that fans have had the chance to listen to the full ten-minute version of “All Too Well,” Swift furthers the account with the lyrics, “weeping in a party bathroom / Some actress asking me what happened, you, that’s what happened, you.”
In the midst of her heartbreak, Swift also takes some savage digs at Gyllenhaal, singing, “I’ll get older but your lovers stay my age” and “You said if we had been closer in age maybe it would have been fine and that made me want to die.”
Now that fans had the chance to hear the full version of the break-up anthem, they had some fun tweets for Gyllenhaal.
Fans Have To Ask: ‘Is Jake Gyllenhaal Okay?’
📸 Jake Gyllenhaal spotted running for his life after All Too Well short film by Taylor Swift was announced pic.twitter.com/BxivKJRIl4
— ven ⧗ is crying over Kanej (@CHERRYMADW0MAN) November 5, 2021
Some fans had some harsh words for the “Brokeback Mountain” actor, whereas others couldn’t help but have some fun at the actor’s expense.
“Suing Jake Gyllenhaal for emotional damage on behalf of me and Taylor Swift because how THE F— am I supposed to emotionally recover from these lyrics???” one fan asked alongside several images of lyrics from the extended version of the song.
“what if you were jake gyllenhaal and you wanted to go to heaven but god said nah remember when you missed taylor swift’s 21st birthday party,” another tweeted.
“jake gyllenhaal caught leaving planet earth after taylor swift announcing All Too Well The Short Film,” one fan posted along with an old photo of Gyllenhaal heading to the airport.
“Joe Jonas going to sleep tonight knowing all the attention is on Jake Gyllenhaal,” one fan tweeted alongside a picture of a “Spongebob Squarepants” character sleeping soundly. One fan added a “nervous laughter” meme at the comment that ex John Mayer could be next, with fans piling on to say, “OOOHH HE IS NEXT FOR SURE.”
“If Taylor Swift is doing this to Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer better be fleeing the country as we speak,” another fan agreed.
What Did Jake Gyllenhaal Have To Say?
taylor swift watching everyone react to all too well 10 minute version when jake gyllenhaal hasn’t even crossed her mind for half a decade pic.twitter.com/6S78BBNMqX
— lex (@gretagerwigflew) November 12, 2021
Gyllenhaal has yet to respond to the unabridged version of the song, although he has previously mentioned in a 2017 interview that he “would love to not talk about my personal life” after being asked about dating Swift.
However, the “Shake It Off” singer might have revealed that there was no bad blood between the two. In a 2013 interview, she said that she “heard from the guy that most of ‘Red’ is about” and said, “He was just like, ‘I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.’ That was nice.”
“Nicer than, like, the ranting crazy emails I got from this one dude,” she added. “It’s a lot more mature way of looking at a love that was wonderful until it was terrible and both people got hurt from it – but one of those people happened to be a songwriter.”
Now fans just have to wonder…did Swift ever get that scarf back?