Going on vacation is, by definition, supposed to be restful, relaxing, fun and carefree. But when you’re a celebrity, it’s unbearably difficult to escape the public eye — a hard truth Ellie Goulding unfortunately had to deal with while vacationing in Ibiza, Spain, with her boyfriend, Dougie Poynter.
According to MTV, the 28-year-old took a little break from her poolside fun to take a not-so-subtle jab at intrusive paparazzi and the way tabloids twist their words when posting creepy shots of her in her bikini.
We found one such headline from British newspaper Daily Express, which uses the exact same language Ellie was slamming:
A bunch of eagle-eyed fans pointed out that Ellie’s brilliant tweet was favorited by her bud Taylor Swift, which definitely makes sense, considering Tay’s well-documented disdain for creepy paps.
Earlier this year, for example, Tay confirmed the existence of her belly button with a few Instagram snaps of herself and Haim vacationing together, later explaining that she posted the pics so she could beat the paparazzi to it.
“My security gets out binoculars and sees [the paparazzi on the boat] have a huge long-lens camera,” Taylor told BBC Radio 1. “At which point, we go back to the beach and we realize, ‘OK, so they got pictures of us in our bikinis, like I don’t want them to make like $100,000 for stalking us.’”
Suffice to say, both Ellie and Taylor are doing their part to make sure this kind of weird stalking doesn’t become a lucrative or publicly accepted business. Besides, invasive paps and trashy tabloids should take note — this is Destructa X you’re dealing with.