Taylor Swift Has Been Accused Of “Snatching” Her Grammy From Céline Dion As She Failed To Even Make Eye Contact With The Music Icon, And People Aren’t Happy

Although Taylor later posed for photos with the music icon backstage, how she treated Céline in the moment has rubbed people the wrong way.

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Back in 2022, Céline Dion revealed that she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, forcing her to cancel her Courage world tour.

Close-up of Céline in a turtleneck at a media event

The syndrome is a “rare autoimmune neurological disorder” that causes “muscle stiffness and painful spasms” that “can worsen over time." Other symptoms include double vision, slurred speech, and unsteady gait.

Close-up of Céline smiling at a media event

Last month, it was announced that the 55-year-old music icon will be releasing a documentary in a bid to raise awareness of her debilitating illness, with Céline saying in a press release, "This last couple of years has been such a challenge for me, the journey from discovering my condition to learning how to live with and manage it, but not to let it define me.”

Close-up of Céline performing onstage
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"As the road to resuming my performing career continues, I have realized how much I have missed it, of being able to see my fans,” she continued. “During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis."

Close-up of Céline in sunglasses

Céline has rarely been seen in public since her diagnosis, so it is understandable that people were over the moon when she made a surprise appearance at the Grammys on Sunday night — with fashion icon Law Roach even coming out of retirement to style her.

Close-up of Céline smiling at the Grammys

Céline received a standing ovation from the star-studded audience as she walked onstage to present the coveted Album of the Year Award, and she was visibly overwhelmed by the heartwarming reaction.

Close-up of Céline smiling onstage at the Grammys in a long coat and gown

“When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart,” she said. "Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy Awards must never take it for granted, the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world.”

Close-up of Céline smiling onstage at the Grammys

She then announced that Taylor Swift was this year’s Grammy winner for her album Midnights, and Taylor could barely contain her excitement.

Close-up of Taylor exuberant at the Grammys

The pop star was shown dragging her collaborator Lana Del Rey up onstage with her, as well as producer Jack Antonoff. Once onstage, Taylor screamed as she ran back and forth to hug other key people from Midnights’ production.

Close-up of Taylor onstage at the Grammys with Céline looking at her
Close-up of Taylor onstage at the Grammys with Céline looking at her

Eventually, she walked over to Céline and grabbed the award from her while looking back at her friends. She failed to acknowledge Céline in any way, and Céline looked slightly awkward as she clapped before hesitantly walking away.

Close-up of Taylor onstage taking her Grammy from Céline without looking at her
Close-up of Taylor onstage taking her Grammy from Céline without looking at her
Close-up of Taylor onstage holding her Grammy as Céline claps
Close-up of Taylor onstage holding her Grammy as Céline smiles at her

And while it is not uncommon for winners to gush about the person who presented them with their award in their acceptance speech, as seen earlier in the night when Mariah Carey awarded Miley Cyrus, Taylor made no mention of Céline in her speech.

Close-up of Taylor onstage holding her Grammy

Although Taylor was among those to stand when Céline first walked onto the stage, and later posed for photos with the music icon backstage, how she treated Céline in the moment has rubbed many the wrong way.

Close-up of Taylor hugging Céline backstage

In fact, Taylor has been accused of “disrespecting” Céline as she “snatched” the Grammy from her without even making eye contact, with one person tweeting, “She deadass snatched that award from Celine Dion like I am FLABBERGASTED! Didn’t acknowledge her, didn’t say thank you like THE AUDACITY!!!!!!!!!”

She deadass snatched that award from Celine Dion like I am FLABBERGASTED! Didn’t acknowledge her, didn’t say thank you like THE AUDACITY!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/09Qe0lDLnp

— ?? alien superstar ?? (@RobynDMarley_) February 5, 2024
TVPeru / Via Twitter: @RobynDMarley_

“not trying to be hater but being handed a Grammy by Celine Dion in her very triumphant first public appearance in a long time and barely making eye contact insane,” somebody else wrote. One more added, “celine dion handed you an award and you didn’t even look at her that’s insane.”

not trying to be hater but being handed a Grammy by Celine Dion in her very triumphant first public appearance in a long time and barely making eye contact insane

— adam (@adamjmoussa) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @adamjmoussa

celine dion handed you an award and you didn’t even look at her that’s insane

— jada (@savannhsmiths) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @savannhsmiths

“I don’t care if Taylor Swift took a backstage picture with Celine Dion after she absolutely ignored her and didn’t even make eye contact with her while snatching that Grammy,” another said. Somebody else wrote, “Disrespecting Celine Dion like that is wild! Taylor didn’t even acknowledge her.”

Yeah I don’t care if Taylor Swift took a backstage picture with Celine Dion after she absolutely ignored her and didn’t even make eye contact with her while snatching that Grammy.

— Tony B. (@tonybeayno) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @tonybeayno

Disrespecting Celine Dion like that is wild! Taylor didn’t even acknowledge her.

— fine like two people (@koko_njisane) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @koko_njisane

“Miley won her first Grammy and had the ability to acknowledge Mariah Carey,” one more said. “Taylor won her 14th Grammy and just snatched the award from THE Celine Dion and kept it moving…”

Miley won her first Grammy and had the ability to acknowledge Mariah Carey.

Taylor won her 14th Grammy and just snatched the award from THE Celine Dion and kept it moving…#Grammys

— Avery G. (@thee_averyg) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @thee_averyg

“My biggest disappointment of the Grammys was Taylor Swift winning Album of the year and hugging all of her people but taking the trophy from Celine Dion as if she was the hat-check girl, and not seeming to realize how very amazing it was that Celine was standing there at all,” another popular tweet reads.

My biggest disappointment of the Grammys was Taylor Swift winning Album of the year and hugging all of her people but taking the trophy from Celine Dion as if she was the hat-check girl, and not seeming to realize how very amazing it was that Celine was standing there at all.

— Beverley Smith (@BevSmithWrites) February 5, 2024
Twitter: @BevSmithWrites

Neither Céline nor Taylor has publicly commented on the outrage, but we will let you know if they do. In the meantime, you can watch the moment below:

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