Did a Taylor Swift Script Dead Donald Glover’s Deadpool?

Taylor Swift performing in New York City on Dec. 8, 2017
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If Tyler Perry was able to get his Boondock’s episode scrubbed from every crack of the interwebs, it is entirely plausible that the whitest of all white womanhood, Taylor Swift, would be just the girl to dead Donald Glover’s Deadpool.

Stephen Glover, Donald’s brother and creative partner, all but confirmed it.

Earlier this week, after FX and Marvel nixed the show over “creative differences,” Donald, not content to go out like a good and grateful darkie, released a brilliant mock Deadpool script. In it, he wrote that a Swift-based episode might have just been the thing that made the suits pull the plug—it was just all those black writers just being too damn black with their nonwhite gazes and curry chicken lunches.


The next day, Stephen confirmed that a Taylor Swift Deadpool script actually existed and that it just might have been the milky straw that broke the show’s back.

“There really was a Taylor Swift episode,” Stephen wrote in a since-deleted tweet, according to The Wrap. “It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol.”

Meanwhile, FX and Marvel maintain that the parting was due to “creative differences”—but that’s Hollywood speak for anything from an actor’s drug problem to money, to even the clutch-my-pearls protection of white womanhood.


The truth always comes out, right, ’Ye?


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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.