Taylor Swift’s Lawyer Threatens Legal Action Over ‘RIP Taylor Smith’ Mural

Taylor Swift is reportedly in Australia with her boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. She followed him down there since he’s filming his next Thor movie. It’s likely that Taylor caught wind of the “R.I.P. Taylor Smith” mural that was painted down under shortly after she was exposed on Snapchat by Kim Kardashian.

In case you didn’t know, Taylor Swift, 26, was exposed by Kim Kardashian-West on Sunday night, July 17. She casually took to Snapchat to release two videos of the singer’s conversation with her husband Kanye West. In the videos, Swift approves of his song “Famous,” even though he didn’t explicitly include the “that b****” line. Since Kardashian and Swift’s fans have exposed her as a liar, the singer has since taken to Instagram to speak out about the controversy.

It looks like the drama is not settling down anytime soon. A street artist who goes by the name “Lushsux” has painted a mural of the singer in Melbourne. The hilarious mural reads, “In Loving Memory Of…Taylor Smith 1989 – 2016.” Lushsux is also known for painting a mural of Kim Kardashian’s controversial nude selfie, according to MusicFeeds. Although it’s clear that this mural is of Taylor, it reads Taylor Smith, not THE Taylor Swift. So, you would think it would be okay to paint since it doesn’t include the singer’s name.

Check out the photos and videos of the mural in the Instagram posts below.

Swift, for some reason, can’t seem to shake it off. The pop star didn’t find it funny when the artist parodied the death of her career amid her feud with Kanye and Kim Kardashian. The painter revealed to the New York Daily News that he received an email from Swift’s lawyer asking him to take down the mural.

But instead of complying to the attorneys, he says that he has no intentions of taking down the mural. He referred to the letter as “your typical cease and desist kind of legalese garble email,” but refused to give details of the email letter, citing legal reasons. He also divulged that he has already received death threats from Swift’s own fans.

“I won’t be taking down my ‘Taylor Smith’ mural anytime soon. But there have been multiple death threats from Taylor Swift’s own version of the Hitler youth, who dubs themselves ‘Swiftys,’ to go down and destroy the wall.”

At the time of the interview, Lushsux said that he wanted to go even further with the mural.

“I’m sure I can cook up a round two for the spot if it gets destroyed. I may even go down and change it around tonight for another good laugh.”

He revealed that he may even paint Spongebob’s face over hers. Since he finished the mural on Wednesday, July 20, fans have left “empty beer bottles, cheap roses and even cheaper candles,” remarks the artist. “Real classy down there at the moment.”

But, it looks like someone has already beaten him to the punch. He took to Instagram to share a photo of someone who painted a duck face over the mural. It also now reads, “In Loving Memory Of…Harambe 1988 – 2016.”


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It’s not clear whether or not it was Swift’s team or fans who painted over the mural. But, the face closely resembles one of his latest Pokemon drawings. It’s also any wonder if the artist plans to include any more details to this mural, or if he will paint over a completely new one.

Taylor Swift’s lawyers have been on a roll when it comes to suing others. They still have plans to sue Kim Kardashian and Kanye West since they claim that the videos were recorded without the singer’s consent. Additionally, they were recorded in the state of California where it’s illegal to record someone without their consent. But, team Kimye’s lawyers have stated that since other people were in the room, Taylor and Kanye’s phone conversation wasn’t really that private.

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