Before she knew it, Taylor Swift found herself in the middle of a social media nightmare, when a seemingly minor disagreement with Kayne West over his “Famous” lyrics turned into an all-out war with West’s wife, Kim Kardashian. The altercations have become so charged with fans and other celebrities taking sides for or against Swift that it has left the public almost as polarized as the voting public in regard to the current presidential race. At times, Taylor has found herself facing a trial by fire for what she has and has not allowed the rapper to say about her in his song, as well as what has been said between Swift and Kardashian in the aftermath.
1989 Artist Taylor Swift To Polish Her “Good Girl” Image And Louisiana Benefits
Certainly, Taylor Swift is being sincere in offering $1 million to Louisiana flood relief, as Fox News reports, and the money is definitely needed after torrential rain storms flooded massive areas of the state and claimed the lives of 11 people. Taylor, herself, admits that she has pledged the money in gratitude for the show of support her Louisiana fans showed, when Taylor kicked off her 1989 World Tour there last year.
“We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking,” 26-year-old Taylor Swift said.
The money donated by Taylor will go a long way to alleviating much of the hardships wrought by the Louisiana flooding, but one can’t help notice that the donation comes as Swift’s public image has been tarnished by the revelations of the singer’s less wholesome side. Swift’s public spat with Kim Kardashian has revealed truths that Taylor had tried to keep buried in her dealings with Kayne West and how she was portrayed in his “Famous” song. Giving to a worthy cause, such as aiding Louisiana flood victims, may be a first step for Ms. Swift in reclaiming her more virtuous public image.
The Real Reason Taylor Swift’s Friends Didn’t Get Her Back In Kim Kardashian Fight
The ongoing spat between Swift and Kardashian isn’t something that has remained contained to the two celebrities and their inner circle, as E! News reveals in sharing Karlie Kloss’ recent confession about the “Famous” drama. Like many of Swift’s friends and fans, Kloss has always been a supporter of Ms. Kardashian, just as much as she has always been a loyal friend to Taylor. Friendships are tricky things when it comes to drama that threatens to destroy more than one relationship, and friends caught in the middle tend to keep silent rather than risk losing two friendships.
“Look, I really don’t know her that well,” Ms. Kloss said of Kim Kardashian, but added that the reality star had always “been a lovely person” to her in past interactions.
Oddly, after making this statement, Karlie seemed to completely contradict herself on Twitter a short time later, as she tweeted a remark that said she would always have Taylor Swift’s back. Just not against Kim Kardashian, apparently.
Kloss isn’t alone in her difficulty in picking a side, since those who adore Swift are also big Kardashian fans and, conflict or not, they’re not apt to choose between the two celebrities. If some of Swift’s fans choose to turn their backs on Kim, it won’t be because of this “Famous” battle, but because they have come to dislike Ms. Kardashian for their own reasons.
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For instance, Lena Dunham took offense to West’s “Famous” video for a whole host of reasons, not the least of which being the Taylor Swift lookalike in bed with Kayne.
“Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they’ve been drugged and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease,” Dunham wrote in her assessment of the music video.
“But I can’t watch it, don’t want to watch it, if it feels informed and inspired by the aspects of our culture that make women feel unsafe even in their own beds, in their own bodies,” Lena added.
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