This image was posted on Instagram by Taylor Swift
- Their pictures do have the appearance of having been choreographed
- Folks everywhere are casting doubt on the authenticity of Hiddleswift
- Social media has also been unmoved by the very public PDA
It took Tom Hiddleston, 35-year-old Bond hopeful, almost no time at all to go from snuggling with Taylor Swift on some Rhode Island rocks to wearing an 'I love TS' tee at her July 4 beach party
. The move doesn't seem to have made him any fans - folks everywhere are casting doubt on the authenticity of Hiddleswift. Has Tom Hiddleston, an actor as acclaimed for playing Shakespeare's Cassio
as he is for Marvel's Loki and currently famous for his role on British miniseries The Night Manager
, been reduced to a mainstream accessory, replaceable when Taylor's heart finds a new home?
Romance or showmance, headlines in the international press are asking. Indeed, the carefully papped pictures of showbiz's newest couple
doing couple-y things like walking on a beach in England do have the appearance of having been choreographed right down to the hand-holding. Each sighting - at the Vatican
, at the Colosseum, at Selena Gomez's concert
- has been a dream photo-op, leading celeb-watchers to ask whether or not the lovelight in Tom's eyes, at least, is manufactured.
Social media has also been unmoved by the very public PDA, dismissing Tom's T-shirt as unworthy of one who hopes to be the next James Bond. No 007 worth his license to kill would wear his heart so literally on his sleeve, appears to be the consensus. Twitter moved Swiftly to disown the previously sainted Tom:
On Sunday, Hiddleswift were photographed at a Rhode Island beach near Taylor's home - it was apparently an Independence Day celebration. To Tom's T-shirt message, there was no answering sartorialism from Taylor - she wore a red bikini.
Nor has the supremely social media savvy singer taken the romance online - the photos of Hiddleswift are still strictly paparazzi territory and have not received the stamp of legitimacy offered by Taylor's personal social media accounts. The 26-year-old Bad Blood
singer recently deleted every picture of ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris she had ever posted on Instagram.
For now, Taylor Swift's Instagram is filled with Tom-less pictures of a July 4 spent with her squad of Blake Lively, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and other famous young women.
Of Tom Hiddleston, there is no sign. He might have not been there at all - except the paparazzi, and thus the world, know he was.