Amy Poehler responds to Taylor Swift with humor and grace, of course

Amy Poehler responds to Taylor Swift with humor and grace, of course
Amy Poehler arrives at the 15th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

In this month's "Vanity Fair," Taylor Swift has some choice words regarding the comments made by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler during this year's Golden Globes. But, unsurprisingly, the funny (and classy) Poehler, who has made it a point to reach out to young women through a YouTube channel, is taking it in stride. 

Yesterday, VF posted a few highlights from their interview with Swift, which is the edition's cover story, including this one, regarding Poehler and Fey's remarks about Swift's often-publicized dating life. From the magazine: 

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Taylor Swift tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Nancy Jo Sales on the subject of mean girls in general and in response to an incident at this year’s Golden Globes, where Amy Poehler and Tina Fey mocked her highly scrutinized love life. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

But when the Hollywood Reporter, who points out that that quote is actually by Madeline Albright, called Poehler to ask about the controversy, the comedian, writer and actor had this to say:

"Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff."

The remarks in question (advising that Swift take some "me-time,") seemed pretty tame in comparison to others that have been made recently by hosts of similar award shows (see: Seth MacFarlane on Chris Brown and Rihanna), but it's still cool to see Poehler, who has done a lot of outreach on behalf of young women, go out of her way to set the matter to rest in a polite, gracious way.