Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker's Comments About Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Romance Seen in New Light After Grad Speech

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs and Taylor Swift (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Harrison Butker's wishes for his Chiefs teammate, Travis Kelce, and Taylor Swift amid their romance are taking on a whole new meaning after his commencement speech at Benedictine College went viral—and was quickly condemned.

The Kansas City kicker was interviewed shortly after the team won their second-consecutive Super Bowl earlier this year—a chat that, of course, eventually turned to focus on the "Karma" songstress and her beau.

At first, Butker hedged that he wasn't a Swiftie, before considering how "nervous" he was to meet her for the first time and suggesting, "So maybe I am a Swiftie."

“She was just so humble and so gracious,” he said as he recounted their conversation, which allegedly involved the singer complimenting his skills when it comes to "kick[ing] the ball so far through the uprights.”

" was a great experience, and I can’t say enough great things about her.”

Within the same breath, he hoped the two would "get married and start a family.” At the surface level, it seemed like a heartfelt wish for a long-lasting and happy relationship, but that's since changed after he spent twenty minutes telling the female graduates that they've been the victim of "diabolical lies" regarding their futures and that their "most important title" would be "homemaker."

In that speech, he also implied that the only reason he has a successful career is because his wife, Isabelle, chose not to pursue a career, tearing up as he admitted, "My success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would...embrace one of the most important titles of all: homemaker."

He then quoted Swift's "Bejeweled," refusing to name her when he said, "As my teammate's girlfriend says, 'familiarity breeds contempt,'" seemingly in an attempt to solidify his stance with the phrase that can actually be traced back centuries—and which left Swifties calling him out for using a woman who is arguably the biggest in business to denounce women being involved in business.

Under this new light, his focus on their potential marriage and children seems less like thoughtful well-wishes and more like crossing his fingers for another woman to sacrifice her own aspirations in favor of settling down—a "horrible" implication that one woman in attendance at the time has already spoken out against.

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