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Column: America’s favorite disaster couple

America’s current sweethearts Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have showed their true colors at this year’s Super Bowl. Swift is a raging alcoholic and Kelce is an abusive, bipolar stonehead.

You may be wondering where this is coming from. Well, shortly after the big game, videos went viral of Swift chugging an alcoholic beverage. The obvious and most logical response to this would be, “How is this appropriate?”

Swift’s audience is young and impressionable. According to an article from The Hill, a poll found that one in six voters would be “more likely to vote’’ if Swift told them to. If Swift has this effect on voters, just imagine the effect she can have on younger girls. They are going to see this disgusting public act of intoxication and try to reenact it. I would not be surprised if we see the fallout of this in the coming months in the form of increased DUI’s from white females ages 0-18.

But this also must raise questions as to how Swift treats Kelce in this relationship. Being an alcoholic in a relationship could lead to an abusive one. But is she the abusive one? Another moment from the Super Bowl leads many to believe that maybe Kelce is in fact the abusive man-child in the relationship and Taylor is turning to alcohol as a coping mechanism.

In an even more viral moment from the Super Bowl, Kelce was seen screaming at Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. Kelce shoves Reid over, almost causing the coach to go tumbling in their interaction. It is also very important that I mention Reid is 65 years old. So not only is Kelce demonstrating behavior worthy of an assasult charge but it’s an assault of an elderly person.

Moments after, this clip was trending all over X with people calling out Kelce’s unacceptable behavior, with many even questioning what must happen behind closed doors with him.

Clearly, Kelce screaming like this during a very tense moment in his life is not at all excusable. Absolutely not. What we witnessed was a clear sign of abusive tendencies. But even more, I think I can self-diagnose him with bipolar disorder. Being that I have seen two clips of him on the internet I feel qualified to make this diagnosis. After winning the game, Kelce goes on to scream in a victory speech “VIVA LAS VEGAS!” multiple times. What would you call someone who has euphoric highs and depressing lows where they are abusive? That’s right, bipolar.

So whats the solution to this very volitile relationship?

We could look at past relationships of this stature that were this toxic like Prince Charles and Princess Diana. They had a terrible relationship together. How’d they solve it? Paparazzi. Now is that the solution for this relationship? I don’t think so.

The only solution that can save Swift’s career is for her to go on the same path as Charlie Sheen after he was kicked off of “Two and a Half Men” and then found sobriety. As for Kelce, lucky for him, Marvel is making another Avengers movie with the multiverse involved so he could play the Hulk.

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Javen Oswald
Javen Oswald, Marketing, Outreach and Engagement Managing Editor
Javen Oswald is a senior at NCHS. This is his third year on staff, and he has moved into a manager position. Early in life, Javen found success as a child actor, gaining recognition for his role as Young Jordan Denton in Chicago Fire S2 E12, entitled “Disco Bob.” Now, he has shifted his focus to producing high-quality journalistic opinions. Next year, he plans on going to college to study film.
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