Hailey Baldwin and Taylor Swift's feud is heating up, according to Hollywood Life.
"HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned how Gigi Hadid feels about her friend, Hailey Baldwin, dissing the Taylor Swift squad."The feud is difficult for Gigi because she is close friends with Hailey but also a key member of the Taylor Swift girl squad, according to the report.
"Gigi loves Taylor and considers her a true friend but she's also super close to Hailey so this is awkward for her."The insider states that Gigi will try to avoid taking sides because she loves both girls.
However, if she is eventually forced to take sides, Gigi will side with Taylor Swift.
"Usually she totally avoids taking sides, she just hates getting involved in drama, but if it comes down to it — she'll be on team Taylor."The fight between Taylor and Hailey Baldwin -- who is a model and ex-girlfriend of Justin Bieber -- began when Hailey dissed the whole Taylor Swift girl squad, saying she "doesn't understand it."
Hailey told Yahoo! that she doesn't understand the "need to create a public squad." Hailey wondered what the problem is with just having a group of friends and calling it that.
"I don't understand the Taylor Swift squad at all. I don't know what having a squad means. I just have my friends and that's it. I don't think that you need to create a public squad. I don't know what that proves. So I don't really understand the Taylor Swift squad at all."A number of cultural critics, including feminist Camille Paglia, have joined Hailey in criticizing the Taylor Swift girl squad. Paglia wrote an essay for the Hollywood Reporter slamming the girls for their "tittering, tongues-out mugging."
Paglia blasted Swift as a "Nazi Barbie" who pulls all the girls together in the name of career advancement and spectacle.
"In our wide-open modern era of independent careers, girl squads can help women advance if they avoid presenting a silly, regressive public image — as in the tittering, tongues-out mugging of Swift's bear-hugging posse."Some fans claim it is not the first time Hailey has dissed the squad.
A screenshot showing a comment Hailey Baldwin allegedly made on Instagram has been doing the rounds.
Hailey apparently responded to a comment that was making fun of the squad girls for obsessing about whether their outfits were too short or shredded, or whether they qualified as a hot mess.
Hailey allegedly wrote "lmfao" in response to the mocking comment.
The person who made the comment is said to be a friend of Hailey's.The Hollywood Life report urges the girls to put their differences behind them.
"Gigi, Hailey and Taylor are all intelligent, talented and beautiful young women — so why can't they all just get along?"Some publications, including Us, have claimed that Selena Gomez is the one feuding with Hailey. Both girls have dated Justin Bieber, and some people have claimed that hard feelings linger on between Selena and Hailey, who have a deep rivalry.
Selena Gomez is a good friend of Taylor Swift's and has referred to herself as the "OG" member of the girl squad.
Hailey denies that she harbors any ill will towards Selena.
"I think it sucks that people try to start things like that. There's never any truth to that, first of all. She's a lovely girl. She's very kind."In fact, back in May 2016, Hailey was saying that she and Selena run in the same circles and it's "all cool."
"Her and I have a lot of mutual friends and it's all cool between everybody. We run in the same circles."Could something have changed, prompting Hailey to diss Taylor Swift, Selena, and the whole squad?Some publications have reported that Hailey Baldwin is reviving her relationship with Justin Bieber.
It's possible that Justin Bieber, a known enemy of Taylor Swift, could have had something to do with the latest attack by Hailey against Selena, Taylor, and the Taylor Swift squad.
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