I hate to be the bearer of unhealthy information, however Fernando Alonso and Taylor Swift are usually not courting. Positive, there’s loads of rumor and hypothesis across the completely happy not-couple, however none of it’s true. It’s not even that the rumor is fallacious—the rumor is faux, nothing greater than a enjoyable little bit of creativeness from the oldsters over on Tumblr.
As a former Tumblr girlie myself, it’s my solemn responsibility to destroy F1mblr’s little bit of enjoyable. The positioning’s strategy to actual individuals has at all times been a bit attention-grabbing—just ask Misha Collins—and the Taylonso drama is one other instance of followers transport actual individuals. What began as a enjoyable what-if received out of hand, and now your complete world is reporting on this as if Swift is actually Alonso’s weed-smoking girlfriend.
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You might not count on a heavy System 1 fandom on Tumblr, however you’d be shocked. F1mblr is a extremely energetic nook of the positioning, stuffed with blogs with titles like “cyril’s ass tattoo” and “My life is as messy as a Ferrari race strategy.” They take a sometimes Tumblr strategy to the world of top-tier racing: Jokes, fanart, and—after all—shipping.
That latter class is the one we’re coping with right here. Delivery is the advantageous artwork of placing two characters or individuals right into a relationship, exploring the dynamics of their hypothetical interplay as a pair and supporting the pairing, and Tumblr will do it to something. This can be a web site that was as soon as held hostage by fanart of a Dr. Seuss character in various relationships with alternate versions of himself—while you’re used to that, transport actual individuals immediately appears boring.
So when two Tumblr-popular celebrities break up with their vital others on the identical time, the shippers will come out. For Swift and Alonso, they principally did so as a joke—pairing these two well-known individuals who, so far as anybody is aware of, might presumably have briefly met sooner or later of their lives. Then the joke was submitted as a real rumor to gossip outlet Deuxmoi, and the articles began pouring in.
The Sun, The Mirror, Page Six, all of the retailers primed for superstar gossip jumped on the “rumor” from Deuxmoi. Street and Monitor wrote it up multiple times, and even The Drive received in on it. It’s a enjoyable pairing to think about, a neat relationship to discover the dynamics of. In different phrases: ship.
F1mblr’s response, after all, was raucous laughter that each one these established publications took their little joke severely. However the joke received even higher as soon as Fernando Alonso himself began becoming a member of in—posting TikToks utilizing Swift’s music, and shouting out her discography within the feedback.
The ship, whereas enjoyable, is faux. Alonso’s TikTok trolling doesn’t change that. However who is aware of? With the quantity of media consideration the pairing has gotten, possibly the 2 will actually hit it off. Celeb romance isn’t greater than a DM slide away, and generally meet-cutes occur in sudden methods. If Swift and Alonso get collectively now, they might even go public with their relationship on the ninth anniversary of DashCon.