Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift have not called cease fire on their feud. But each warrior is using a different weapon in their ongoing war. And for Kardashian, it’s gotten bad enough that it’s time to call in the Keeping Up with the Kardashians troops while Swift is harnessing the power of her girl squad members, including best friend Selena Gomez.
Team Kardashian Bans Swift Songs
For Kim and husband Kanye West (known as Kimye), loyalty means banning all types of music linked to Taylor, not just among themselves but the entire Kardashian family, an insider told Radar Online.
Even the children, such as Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter Penelope and Kimye’s daughter North, are not exempt from the rule calling for a blanket ban on Swift’s songs.
“This happened after Kim and North were at a recent playdate at Kourtney’s with Penelope, when the girls asked to listen to Taylor Swift,” revealed the family insider.
“Kim tore into Kourtney for playing Taylor’s songs to the girls and told her she should be more loyal.”
But for those who think that sounds as if North’s mommy and daddy are cruel to deny their offspring and young relatives the gift of music, the insider offered an additional insight on the plan to ban Taylor.
Although Kardashian and West are staying firm in their declaration that all of Swift’s songs are banned inside the clan, Kim is taking some time to look for a “new idol” for North and Penelope. Kardashian hopes that the little girls can magically lose their memory that they listened to and enjoyed Taylor’s music.
“Kim and Kanye are so proud of taking down this pop diva — the woman who took on Apple and won,” added the insider. “They’ll be damned before they give that treacherous woman time or a dime.”
Swift’s Squad Shows Support
But while the Kardashian clan completes its Mission Not-Impossible to remove Swift’s music from their mansions, the “Bad Blood” singer’s squad is stepping up to show strength. From Taylor’s best friend pop music princess Selena to supermodel Karlie Kloss, Swift’s girl squad is making it clear that they’re doing their share to support their leader in the ongoing Kimye feud, pointed out Us Weekly.
Taylor repeatedly returns their love by posting birthday greetings on Instagram, recently celebrating Gomez with a throwback photo of the two best friends.
Although Kloss initially tried to play it safe by clarifying that Kardashian had “been a lovely person to me in the past,” she then made it clear that she is staying true to Swift’s girl squad by attacking online bullying.
“In this day and age, it’s really easy for people to be bullies from a distance, whether you’re in a small town, with girls in high school who write something mean or malicious on a Facebook wall or an Instagram post,” pointed out Taylor’s friend.
Selena Steps Up
The battle among Swift, 26; Kardashian, 35; and West, 39, heated up last month when the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star shared a phone conversation between Taylor and the rapper. Using Snapchat to publicize the dialogue, it appeared to show Taylor approving the lyric relating to intimacy.
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.”
Swift then responded by attacking Kimye for “character assassination” in a long Instagram message.
Almost immediately rushing to defend her best friend, Selena turned to Twitter to voice her own views.
“Why can’t people use their voice for something that f–king matters?” questioned Gomez.
Team Taylor Sounds Off On Twitter
Although Gomez earned a backlash for one of her tweets, in which she asked that everyone focus on “more important” issues, the squad persisted in showing support for Swift against Kimye, pointed out Cosmopolitan.
Selena followed up, asking that the hate end.
Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
Martha Hunt followed Selena’s lead and faced a similar backlash. But Uzo Aduba also defended Swift, expressing her faith that Taylor would come back strong despite the ongoing #KimExposedTaylor soap opera on Twitter.
“She’s a beautiful person and strong,” added Uzo.
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