(And also unacceptable for any form of internet drama. Also, my thoughts on the saga)
So Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian are having a huge fight right now, which unless - good for you 😒- you are one of those enlightened people who don't give a shit about celebrity gossip, you probably have heard about.
As with all internet drama, there will be people leaving comments and giving their opinions.
Thinking about leaving your opinion or comment about the drama? DON'T DO IT YET.
Today I will be posting about 6 types of comments people leave and WHY THEY ARE UNACCEPTABLE.
But first, since this post is written for this Taylor Swift (and squad) vs Kim Kardashian West (and family) drama, let's quickly recap what just happened. If you already know, skip to the part with the red words.
Back in 2009 Kanye West went on stage interrupting some award Taylor Swift got, and said Beyonce should have won instead. This one we all knew, right?
Since then, he has been pretty painted as the villain in my mind, and I'm sure, everyone else's too. No matter if it is right that Beyonce should have won, nothing could justify him going on stage to shit on someone else's parade. That's just pure asshole. And so damn attention seeking.
Years past since, and Kanye West then wrote a song called "Famous" which was released in February.
The song included Taylor Swift in the lyrics:
You might think this sounds crude and offensive, but the rest of the song continues worse including Kanye talking about how his dick makes girls famous. In fact, these two lines about Taylor, in my opinion, are almost complimentary if you compare them to his usual crude style.
The only very offensive thing is the grammar.
WHY?? IT'S SO PAINFUL Y U NO STUDY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
After the song came out, Taylor Swift's rep came out with the following statement:
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his “Famous” on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, “I made that bitch famous.”
Shortly afterwards during her Grammy speech Taylor continued to passive aggressively attack Kanye:
"There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame"
MINUS 10 POINTS TAYTAY! Only cowards do cryptic attacks!
Meanwhile, Kanye, clearly incensed, took to twitter to say that he did not diss Taylor:
Sadly for Kanye, although evidence now suggests he was indeed telling the truth, he is so incoherent and illiterate that the rest of his tweets that followed made him just sound insane:
Kim Kardashian then told GQ again what Kanye already said:
"She totally knew it was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn't." Kim Kardashian added that Taylor's lie was very unfair to Kanye and suggested Taylor was playing the victim. She also added that Taylor had promised to go on to the Grammys and tell everyone that she was actually in on the joke and had approved of the lyrics.
Taylor's reps responded by condescendingly saying Kim is under a lot of pressure and just repeating what Kanye said - which are incorrect.
This swiftly (ahaha) became a he said she said situation. Both camps are adamant on their stance, and it seems like this issue will never be resolved and us, the innocent public so baited into the drama, will never know the truth.
AND NOW, THE BOMB.
Kim Kardashian took to Snapchat to drop a series of videos. The videographer was filming Kanye West speaking on speakerphone to Taylor Swift, who most definitely didn't seem to know she was being recorded.
You can view the full transcript here.
In the video, Kanye can be seen clearly enunciating to Taylor the lyrics "I think me and Taylor might still have sex". She obviously approves and thanks him again and again for respecting her by letting her know his lyrics in advance. Kanye acts like a complete gentleman by telling her relationships are more important than punchlines.
Supporters from both camps then gave their opinions.
After the video came out, Taylor's defence is that she never approved of the line "I made that bitch famous".
I AM SORRY BUT DO YOU TAKE US FOR IDIOTS TAYLOR
The video proves beyond a doubt Taylor Swift is a liar and a hypocrite. Btw I had rather liked her before this saga.
1) Taylor said that Kanye did not call her to ask for approval for the lyrics, but rather thick-skinnedly just to ask her to put up his video on her twitter, which she declined.
We can see that Kanye obviously DID ask Taylor for lyric approval. Taylor even adds that she is pleasantly surprised to get that honour, which she did not expect from Kanye. The lengthy discussion about the lyrics suggest that that was the purpose of the phone call.
Did Kanye call to ask for approval?
100% without a doubt he did.
2) Taylor only took offence at being called "that bitch", which Kanye never seeked her approval about.
Oh get your stick outta your ass... How is being called "that bitch" offensive? It happens so damn often in rap. In context of the lyrics, it doesn't seem like it's meant to insult.
But this is Taylor's only possible exit route, because the video shows Kanye so clearly letting her know the sex part of the lyrics and her approving. She even mentions the bit about him making her famous in the phone conversation!
Besides, speaking of approval...
I AM SORRY DID YOU EVER SEEK YOUR EXES' APPROVAL WHEN YOU SANG ABOUT THEM, TAYLOR??
So Kanye called you a bitch and claimed credit for your fame. Seriously who cares what Kanye says?? He shoots his mouth off so often, nobody.
You, on the other hand, said the following about John Mayer.
Dear John, I see it all now it was wrong
Don’t you think nineteen’s too young
To be played by your dark, twisted games?
Don't you think I was too young
To be messed with?
The girl in the dress
Cried the whole way home, I should've known.
You want to speak character assassination? In a few brilliant lines you manage to suggest he is some sort of sadistic, predatory serial paedophile - which is way worse than Kanye calling you a bitch.
Just because you hide behind the mask of cryptic passive aggressive attacks doesn't mean you are above it all. At least Kanye never left it open to interpretation who "Taylor" in his song is, like you made everyone know "Dear John" is of last name Mayer without claiming any responsibility for your harsh words.
3) Taylor cautioned Kanye against releasing such a strongly misogynistic song.
HAHAHHAHA I DON'T BELIEVE THIS AT ALL.
Can you imagine Taylor Swift going like
"Hey Kanye why don't you not call women bitches that's so misogynistic."
Sorry this is a man who spells "scene" as "seen" and drops the N word every other sentence and you really think you can use words like 'misogynistic' on him and hope he sees the light of day? He's gonna be like "Miso what? The japanese soup?"
HAHAHAHAHA OMG THIS IS HILARIOUS
Also, hearing Taylor's obviously pandering tone of voice in the phone convo, I highly doubt she will caution him about anything.
Nope sorry Taytay, don't believe you.
Evidence of lying and duplicity aside, this video is amazing because it shows us a side of Taylor Swift that we never got to see.
This is the real her when she thinks no media is watching.
The video proves beyond doubt that she's a liar. Lying isn't bad, but what are the motives behind a lie? Far more disturbing are the other little telltale signs of her authentic character that proves she isn't the innocent, sweet, helpless young victim she has always portrayed herself to be.
Within the little material that Kim K has bestowed upon us, I conclude the following:
1) The real Taylor Swift is constantly thinking about fame, and how to sustain it. And that's kinda gross.
Proof (transcript): Way before the song even came out she is already brainstorming how to react to the media about it in the best way possible for herself. She is completely aware about what she posts and how many likes there are.
I expect that sort of behaviour from the Kardashians but I liked to think that Taytay fell into it by just having really catchy songs and being so doe-eyed cute.
How adorable! Look at this video of Taylor and her brother hunting for Easter eggs at home!
Look at her, gangly and gawky and awkwardly running about, with no makeup and awful biker shorts! She's so down to earth. She isn't afraid to show her REAL side to her fans! Look how she and her brother are just like you and yours! How sweet, her mom laughing in the background! Awwwww, the warmth of family! Taylor's just perfect. HEART EYES EMOJI
Maybe she had planned this entire charade BECAUSE she knew it will tug at your heartstrings. Maybe she paid her brother and mother to act this out.
Maybe it isn't even her mother filming but her PA, pretending to chuckle in a matronly manner.
Maybe she changed out of designer wear into biker shorts - which her PA went to buy specially because a focus group voted it as "most gawky".
Maybe she doesn't even run awkwardly but she did it for show. Maybe the makeup was applied for 1 hr to look like there isn't makeup.
These are all thoughts that might have crossed our cynical minds.
But the heart believes what it wants to believe. I want to believe that innocent, sweet, and yet a little awkward Taylor exists. The angel who fights for musicians against evil Apple! No, she can't have planned her entire social media persona. She is just being her bubbly self. IT REAL
And just like that, Kim Kardashian dashed (see what I did there) the public persona that took years and years to carefully cultivate.
It may have broken of all our hearts, but we were living a lie, and you broke the matrix and freed us.
2) Taylor Swift isn't humble at all but SO DAMN FULL OF HERSELF.
Proof: She says, "I might be in debt, but I can make these things happen. I have the ideas to do it and I create these things and concepts."
Woah woah ok why are you suddenly praising yourself in a phone call to Kanye West? I expect him to be doing that, not you! AND WHAT DEBT?
Quote 2: "You honestly didn’t know who I was before that. It doesn’t matter that I sold 7 million of that album before you did that which is what happened, you didn’t know who I was before that. It’s fine.
HAHAHHA Ultra defensive much?? So hilarious!!
Sorry I had a lot of thoughts about this lol!!!
Back to the main part of my article:
The losers always say the same fucking shit.
That this drama is simply beneath you, therefore unworthy of further perpetuation or participation.
It isn't that you have the planet to save and no time for salacious gossip.
IT IS THAT YOU HAVE NO DEFENCE.
So you try to change the topic and pretend you are too up your own arse to care.
In one fell swoop you not only establish yourself as being morally superior, you also accuse the other party of being small-minded. If they continue the topic, it proves you right.
I'm sorry, but this age-old excuse ain't gonna work.
As for the celebrities who preach this, DON'T BE IDIOTIC. You and your entire career exists for other people's entertainment, and entertainment is by definition frivolous and unimportant in the grand scheme of things.
If you want people to only discuss and care about lofty, world issues, then guess what?
NOBODY WILL TALK ABOUT YOU. Nobody will spend any money watching movies or buying your music because all our time, money and efforts should be devoted to worthier causes.
Then where will you be?
So fuck you and your hypocrisy.
But it isn't only the celebrities or parties involved who preach Unacceptable Response 1.
If you read through comments, every 10 comments or so some idiot will preach the same old shit.
You know what? If it isn't interesting or important enough to you...
You don't go to a theatre full of movie-goers and yell at them for watching a movie instead of saving whales.
You don't interrupt someone's tooth-brushing and tell them that their oral hygiene is insignificant compared to the orphans who need his help.
SO WHY ARE YOU STOPPING PEOPLE FROM ENJOYING INTERNET DRAMA
Stop your sanctimonious bullshit and hypocrisy. There you are, obviously drawn to the drama. Otherwise why are you reading about it and leaving your dumbass opinion?
Life is hard. People have problems. Money problems. Health problems. Relationship problems.
To relieve the stress we turn to stress-free things that can occupy our minds.
Like celebrity gossip, or movies, or candy crushing. We don't want to devote our free time to all the sad shit in the world because IT IS DEPRESSING AS FUCK.
Kim K exposing Taylor is too shallow for you? Well, it's important to ME. It is what entertains me. And millions of others too.
You know what ISN'T important to us though?
Your thoughts on whether our source of interest is too vapid for you. NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK.
So next time you begin to type a sentence that starts like....
If you start saying...
Or perhaps you wanna type instead...