Taylor Swift has found another ally in her ongoing feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian over that darned “Famous” lyric, Entertainment Tonight reports.
Joseph Kahn, Swift’s music video director for “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space,” and “Out Of The Woods,” took to Twitter to defend the 26-year-old pop star, writing, “Kanye didn’t say the line ‘I made that bitch famous’ on the call. It’s like saying ‘I want to love you’ without ‘in the a–.'”
He then followed it up with another tweet, this time lashing out at Kim Kardashian for her scandalous Snapchat video that many thought exposed Swift’s duplicitous nature.
Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video director launches scathing attack on Kardashians https://t.co/nuFFgGwdjw— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) July 19, 2016
“Ain’t the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman,” Kahn, 43, tweeted.
Ain't the first time the Kardashians supported the murder of an innocent blonde woman.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) July 18, 2016
The “innocent blonde woman” Kahn was referring to is probably Nicole Brown Simpson, who was found dead in her Brentwood, California home back in 1994. Her ex-husband, O.J. Simpson, was found not guilty after nearly a year of the most riveting court drama the United States has ever witnessed. Kim Kardashian West’s late father, Robert Kardashian, served as a defense attorney during the trial.
Nicole was best friends with Kris Jenner before her murder. For nearly two decades, the two, along with their respective families, spent vacations together and supported each other through thick and thin.
“I have these vivid memories of an amazing friendship and a life that we all had together. She was funny, she was beautiful and loyal and passionate and the best mom I had ever met,” Jenner told People in January about her late friend.
Kahn spewed more vitriol after receiving criticisms for his personal attacks against Kim.
How dare you bring up a murder of a woman with the Kardashians - when no one knew what a Kardashian was until they supported the murderer!— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) July 19, 2016
People always ask me how to be famous. My answer is simple. Have your dad defend murder of a woman. Release sex tape. That's it. Good luck.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) July 19, 2016
Joseph Kahn stood up for Swift on another occasion. He defended Taylor back when she was branded “racist” because of the largely white cast of actors featured in her “Wildest Dreams” music video. In his defense of Taylor, he pointed out that the video had no political agenda, that their only goal was “to tell a tragic love story in classic Hollywood iconography.”
“There is no political agenda in the video. Our only goal was to tell a tragic love story in classic Hollywood iconography. Furthermore, this video has been singled out, yet there have been many music videos depicting Africa. These videos have traditionally not been lessons in African history. Let’s not forget, Taylor has chosen to donate all of her proceeds from this video to the African Parks Foundation to preserve the endangered animals of the continent and support the economies of local African people.”
Besides Joseph Kahn, Taylor Swift had many other friends who stood up for her amid the criticisms being hurled her way following Kim Kardashian West’s Snapchat expose.
Amid the frenzy created by Kim’s Snapchatgate, Selena Gomez took to Twitter to say that there are more pressing matters people should be talking about.
“There are more important things to talk about… Why can’t people use their voice for something that f**king matters?” Selena wrote in defense of her friend Taylor. “Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form. This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh.”
Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
To the surprise of no one, Selena received a ton of backlash for weighing in on the feud between Swift and Kim, with one writing on Twitter, “You literally have not used your voice, or lack thereof, to speak on any of the tragedies in the world within the past 4 months.”
“Good question! Why haven’t you or Taylor not said a thing about#BlackLivesMatter or police brutality?” wrote another Twitter user.
Swift’s best friend, Abigail Anderson, also went on Twitter to lash out at Kim Kardashian West, and this time in the form of a sarcastic prayer directed to her and Kanye West’s three-year-old daughter, North.
“Lord, hear my prayers… I pray God helps your daughter understand, that despite how many times she’ll hear daddy reference all women as ‘b***hes,’ she isn’t one. I pray she understands her father actually IS faithful to her mother, despite all the adulterous comments she will hear her father making.
“I pray that she will understand ‘adultery and b***hes’ are just daddy’s form of art and not to worry because not every man thinks like him. Lastly, I pray for forgiveness. May God forgive you & your wife for doing to others the very things you pray are NEVER done to your daughter.”
Anderson deleted the tweets after claiming on Twitter that she has been receiving death threats. She then tweeted that she will always stand by her best friend.
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