Taylor Swift was the victim of virtual vandalization, as her Wikipedia page was hacked, and it wasn’t pretty. After multiple scandals, from the constant ex drama to the whole Kim Kardashian and Kanye West blow-out, Swift is not having the best time right now. The results of the hacking of her Wikipedia page reflected all of that, and as the Daily Mail reports, the results were not flattering to the pop star.
Although Swift’s Wiki has already been righted from all the wrongs, this is the internet, and nothing is ever really gone forever. Photos of the Wikipedia hack job can be seen below.
The re-written Wikipedia page refers to Taylor Swift as “Regina George,” the popular Mean Girls reference, and also calls Swift “Slithering Snake Becky With The Good Lies.” In the hacked Wikipedia entry, Taylor is also given other alternative names, such as “Victim,” in reference to her outrage over being featured in the controversial Kanye West song despite having given approval for it, and “Nils Sjoberg,” the name under which she penned the successful song “This Is What You Came For” for Calvin Harris and Rihanna.
She was also referred to as “Taylor ‘People Will Side With Me If I Sue Kanye, Won’t They’ Alison Swift,” reports Digital Spy.
— Honor (@ohheyitshonor) July 19, 2016
The hacker also rewrote Swift’s biography section, describing Swift’s demise as being “dragged to the grave by successful businesswoman Kim Kardashian.”
The page was hacked and re-written to reflect what a lot of people are currently saying about Taylor Swift, whose wholesome, good-girl-next-door facade seems to be swiftly crumbling at the hands of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as surreal as that seems.
Wikipedia editors soon cleared up the errors and have put a virtual lock on the page so the joke cannot be repeated, Fishwrapper reports.
— KEEM (@KEEMSTAR) July 18, 2016
At the crux of Taylor Swift’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week is the leaked phone call that now-nemesis Kim Kardashian posted, proving that, despite Taylor Swift’s outrage over Kanye West’s controversial new song “Famous,” Swift had actually been made aware of at least part of the song and not only seemed to give the first line her blessing, but she also referred to it as being practically complimentary.
Taylor had claimed that she never okayed the full lyrics (“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ Why? I made that bi***h famous”) while the phone call that Kardashian recorded and posted proves otherwise — at least partially.
Taylor, in her own defense, hit Kim back hard, saying that she did not approve the words “I made that b***ch famous,” unleashing her fury at both Kim and Kanye, stating, “You don’t get to control someone’s emotional response to being called ‘that b***h’ in front of the entire world,” as well as stating that she never wanted to be part of the ongoing drama that is simply part and parcel of the Kardashian world.
“While I wanted to be supportive of Kanye on the phone call, you cannot ‘approve’ a song you haven’t heard. Being falsely painted as a liar when I was never given the full story or played any part of the song is character assassination.
“I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative, one that I never asked to be part of, since 2009.”
Taylor is said to be considering legal action over the recording, claiming she did not consent to being taped.
Even if she does sue, and sues successfully, there is no doubt that Taylor Swift’s good-girl persona has been damaged, perhaps irreparably. Or, in other words, there simply may not be any way for Swift to shake this one off.
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