Swift took the joke in her stride, giggling along with Pain, but some of her fans weren't so forgiving. Some were quick to point out on social media that Swift had been involved in a lengthy sexual assault lawsuit, from which she emerged victorious in the summer of 2017.
Taylor won a civil case against ex DJ David Mueller grabbed her bottom after putting his hand up her skirt during a pre-concert photo opportunity in 2013.
Taylor only asked for a symbolic $1 in damages from Mr Mueller and has pledged to donate to organisations that help defend sexual assault victims. "I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this," she said in a statement following the verdict. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard," she said following the trial.
Following the trial, Taylor was praised for inspiring other women to speak out about groping, even if they might not have the advantages she has in terms of wealth or public support.
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.