The most interesting part of Tom Hiddleston’s recent (February 14, 2017) interview with GQ magazine was the relevation that a photo of him and interviewer Taffy Brodesser-Akner had inspired a false news story. Briefly, Hiddleston and Taffy had been photographed hugging on the street after their interview and the photos had been published in the Daily Mail with some nudge-nudge-wink-wink-know -what-I-mean kind of captions e.g. “Hiddleston is seen embracing mystery brunette.” In a confluence of old and new media, the story then spread via social media with Taffy getting inquiries about her “relationship status” with Hiddleston from colleagues and family. [For the record, Taffy is happily married to fellow journalist Claude Brodesser].
Naturally, I had to compose a song to commemorate the event. Here is my effort set to “You Can Call Me Al” by Paul Simon.
If you’ll be my internet boyfriend,
Can I be your mystery brunette?
The affair that never happened, baby,
That’s the one that’s hardest to forget.
Somebody took our picture and
Those photos got a million views.
Posted them up on the Web
My, how those Twitter rumors did ensue!
Husband saw the pictures
Asked me what was going on.
No worries, babe, I just hugged
Tom Hiddleston in London.