Is Tom Hiddleston‘s career in jeopardy because he’s dating Taylor Swift?!
Back in the early stages of the enduring love story that is Tay and Tom, some of the lower-rent British papers claimed that Tom was being considered to replace Calvin Harris as the new face of Armani. Weird, but I guess it’s just a coincidence that Calvin’s contract ended and someone else banging Tay was up for the gig. Well, when the whole thing was a thing, Tom Hiddleston I guess just wasn’t cool enough to represent Armani:
Tom HiddlestonÃ¢â¬â¢s brief hopes of becoming the face of Armani have hit the rocks already Ã¢â¬â after his embarrassing shows of affection for new love Taylor Swift. The Night Manager star was being considered as a replacement for DJ Calvin Harris , who promoted the Italian labelÃ¢â¬â¢s winter collection. But sources say fashion bosses have gone cold on Hiddleston after his recent run of cringeworthy public displays of affection. The 35-year-old actor began dating Shake It Off singer Swift just weeks after her split from Harris Ã¢â¬â and executives now fear they could be seen to be cashing in on the break-up.
A US fashion source said: Ã¢â¬ÅTom was on the shortlist as they examined who could take over from Calvin. Obviously with Tom now being TaylorÃ¢â¬â¢s other half and the Calvin past deal, it would generate huge media coverage and headlines. But Armani see themselves as classier than that and think that a rising sports star may suit their current needs better. Armani would hate to be seen as getting PR for their brand by riding on Taylor SwiftÃ¢â¬â¢s coat tails, so Tom will not get the job.Ã¢â¬Â
The source added: Ã¢â¬ÅWhile Tom is without doubt one of the sexiest actors of his generation, he may not be the right fit this time. The brand is looking at attracting 30-somethings and under, so Tom may be a little too old.Ã¢â¬Â
A little old? Ooof. But I do buy that the whole Tom and Taylor media frenzy is making this dude- who was formerly seen as classy, understated and handsome AF- lose jobs.
Photo: W Magazine