Things get messy in the musical world, just ask Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift is an International music sensation, but after winning more than 23 major music awards, she’s made some rivals. One of her biggest rivals, Kayne West, first appeared in 2009 after he hijacked her acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards. Since then, their relationship has been odd- to say the least.
While the two artists co-existed in the music world, things really took after Kayne’s wife, Kim Kardashian, began getting involved in the Kayne and Kim drama. In 2016, Kim posted snake emojis in reference to Taylor Swift after Kim reported that Taylor had lied about not approving Kanye West‘s “Famous” lyrics about her. They lyrics featured exploitive language and highlighted as the Taylor in a defacing manner.
After Kim posted the snake emoji, she started what Taylor has now titled a social “hate campaign” against her in which Kim and Kayne fans flooded Taylor’s social media with major hate.
Since the start of online bullying, Taylor has remained hyper-focussed on her career; following the bullying, she debuted a new album and went on a world-tour. And now, she’s finally coming forward about how she really endured the time of Kim and Kayne’s bullying.
Taylor Swift, 29, wrote an essay for Elle magazine’s April cover story which featured a list of the 30 things she’s learned before she turns 30 in December 2019. She shared, “I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet.”
Taylor added that the “hate campaign” left her feeling “lower than I’ve ever felt in my life.” While she knew that millions were attacking her, she made it her mission to overcome the bullying. Since publishing her essay with Elle, Taylor Swift fans have made it their mission to rally around her in fully support of her craft and her as a person. There’s no room for bullying in Taylor Swift’s world, and their shouldn’t be in ours either.
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