Shania Twain has yet again struck a controversy for her song That don’t impress me much. The song was released in 1997 and was written and recorded by the Canadian singer. The song became quite popular at the time as she had name-called Hollywood star Brad Pitt in the song. It was released amidst the period when Brad Pitt’s naked photo had gone viral, and his name was on everyone’s lips. The song again came to the limelight when the singer performed it in December 2022 at the People’s Choice Awards.
Why That don’t impress me much was a massive hit?
Shania Twain’s sixth country single from the studio album Come On Over, became a raging hit in 1997. The song was among the top 10 hits of the year. It talks about a generation of women who have been with narcissistic men. Twain’s song was light-hearted and fun, but the name-dropping of one of the most loved actors of the time gave a different meaning to it. Pitt’s face became the mark of men who treat women badly and was a narcissist. The Fight Club star became a symbol to prove that being good-looking was not enough if one has a negative personality.
As Fury star chose to keep mum about the name drop, it raised questions among his fans. There were speculations that something had gone wrong between them, due to which Twain called Pitt out in the song. The singer also kept quiet on the matter, which converted the whole situation into a major scandal.
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Why Shania Twain Name-Dropped Brad Pitt in Her Song?
Over the years, media outlets have tried to find the connection between Shania Twain and Brad Pitt, but all in vain. Later the singer revealed that she never had any connection with the Bullet Train star. The singer said that she got the inspiration for the song from the Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow pictures scandal. She said,
“I was writing this album and there was a scandal of Brad [Pitt] and Gwyneth [Paltrow] where there were naked photos of him [in Playgirl magazine, which Pitt later successfully sued for publishing the paparazzi photos]. And this was like all the rage. I just thought ‘I don’t know what all the fuss is about.’”
“I’m like, ‘Well that don’t impress me much.’ I mean what is all the fuss? We see people naked every day. That’s really what I thought.”
Twain revealed that she was not picking on Brad Pitt particularly, and he was just an association at the moment. It was about the people making a fuss about it and could have been any other gorgeous guy.
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What was Brad Pitt’s Reaction To Being Name-Dropped In Twain’s song?
Despite a huge scandal about his name and name-dropping by Twain, The Lost City star chose not to comment on it. At the People’s Choice Awards 2022, the singer performed her scandalous song, but this time, she replaced Pitt with Ryan Reynolds. It was a massive shock for the fans and media.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith star was asked how he felt as his name in the song was replaced by Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. Pitt replied in a cool manner,
“He didn’t steal it. I think we can share the wealth there. Ryan’s a good egg, too. He deserves some love.”
The actor also offered names for Twain, which included, Austin Butler and Leo. Apparently, Brad Pitt was never affected by the song, which revealed that he could take a light-hearted joke on himself.
Twain was asked if Brad Pitt ever reached out to her because of name-dropping in her song, which she denied. She said,
“I wrote about Brad Pitt. I never met Brad Pitt. I think he’s avoiding me — honestly.”
Given the general reaction of Brad Pitt to the song, it is unlikely that there is any hostility between the two.
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Source– The Things