Kim, Kanye and Taylor Swift are fighting again and we are loving it. Find out how the trio is taking our minds off of the current global crisis
Last week I decided I was done with celebrities.
The turning point occurred when Gal Gadot published an Instagram video featuring a myriad of celebrities singing Imagine by John Lennon. Everyone looked pensive, even sad. The message was meant to convey hope and togetherness but it fell flat.
Instead, what was served was a fillet of well-done cringe with a side of seasoned condescension.
In a time where jobs are being lost every minute and loved ones are breathing their final breath, a song executed by A-list celebrities living in bunkers just won't do.
My time with the elite stars of the world was finished, except Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter who featured in the video – I still love them.
Kim, Kanye, and Taylor
Unfortunately, this morning I was dragged back by my extensions by the very queen of the celebrity world, Kim Kardashian. Her and Kanye's feud with Taylor Swift is a tale as old as time. Its beginnings sparked at the end of the noughties and has blazed through the 2010s keeping us entertained and on-edge.
From the VMA's stage crash to the snake tweet of 2016 to the leaked Snapchat snippet scandal, it is hard to keep up. And with the world fighting a deadly pandemic, you would think Kim, Kanye and Taylor's conflict would fizzle out because, you know, people are dying.
Well, the trio said no and the neverending story lit up my timeline once more. On Saturday, the infamous phone call made between Kanye and Taylor was leaked in its entirety.
For anyone who can't remember, this conversation depicted Taylor giving the go-ahead for Kanye to use the lyrics "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex" and "I made that bitch famous." To this day, Taylor swears that she did not give her consent for the latter.
Line of Duty
A morsel of this conversation was leaked in 2016 and construed Taylor to be the bad guy, subsequently leading to the singer being labelled a snake. The new evidence has led to Taylor claiming she was framed.
Side note: Why does this feel like an intense episode of Line of Duty but with celebrities?
Taylor released an Instagram Story statement (as one does) saying: "Instead of answering those who are asking how I feel about the video footage that leaked, proving that I was telling the truth the whole time about *that call* (you know, the one that was illegally recorded, that somebody edited and manipulated in order to frame me and put me, my family, and fans through hell for 4 years)... SWIPE up to see what really matters."
— SWIFTIES™ (@SwiftiesIndia13) March 24, 2020
The swipe-up link led to a donation page for the Feeding America non-profit organisation with Taylor concluding, "The World Health Organisation and Feeding America are some of the organisations I've been donating to."
This was a beautiful sentiment and sufficiently better than a gaggle of celebrities singing from their kitchens.
However, this was not to be the end. Kim replied in true Kim fashion on Twitter writing: "@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange – that at this point seems very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now."
.@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange - that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 24, 2020
Yes Kim, because Taylor using her platform to encourage her 128 million followers to donate to charity is self-serving.
The social media mogul then tweeted a stream of thoughts about the situation and apologised because we – the world – are dealing with a lot right now.
In my opinion, I don't think Kim, Kanye or Taylor have to apologise. I thank them on behalf of all nations for taking our minds back to a time when we did not know of coronavirus. A time when the most frightening thing that could happen to us was Instagram malfunctioning. I smiled when I saw Kim tweeting. It felt normal to see celebrities fighting over something which is of so little importance. It was freeing to not focus on the curve, deaths and Boris Johnson.
Every second of the drama tasted like sweet honey and I crave more of it. Celebrities feuding is the sweetest form of escapism. I want to see receipts, I don't want to hear songs.
Please keep fighting celebrities, but stop singing.
The world will thank you for it.
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