If you are anywhere near the internet, you will have heard that Kim Kardashian posted Snap Chat videos of a phone call that allegedly happened between Kanye West and Taylor Swift. A phone call where Kanye asks for permission for the line about having sex with Taylor Swift one day.
First facts: Taylor said she never gave permission for that line “I made that bitch famous.” The video does not show Kanye telling her about that line. Second it was reported in June that Taylor Swift’s rep said, “Taylor Swift never denied that conversation took place.” Also, “Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard.” As you see Taylor did not lie about not having a phone conversation with Kanye, and the videos do not show Kanye telling her about that line. So in actuality, Taylor did not lie. She was not exposed a liar. Side note: I thought it was interesting how every video magically cut off when Taylor responds. It’s pretty unclear what she says the whole time. While the video does paint a great image of Kanye. (Remember who posted it).
However, the internet is filled with tweets containing the hashtag #TaylorExposed. While I believe that singer was not exposed of anything, people seem to disagree. My theory: Haters are gonna hate.
It’s human nature to feel jealousy towards someone. We all have insecurities of who we are and because of that we feel the subconscious need to put someone down. Celebrities are the biggest targets. They are wealthy, gorgeous and successful. The three things that our culture values most, which is a whole other topic. Taylor Swift has all three. Not to mention she has dated every available attractive man. So needless to say, it isn’t shocking that people hate on Taylor Swift. However, this doesn’t make it right.
Taylor is just a human being like you are. She has insecurities and fears like you do. Imagine if everyone had to see every flaw you had and then be able to publicly criticize you for that. While I do say that it is a choice to be famous, it still doesn’t make it right. I’m in no way saying Taylor is perfect, but why point it out? Why hate on someone who you simply do not know? You might be not a fan, but then don’t buy her music. You don’t need to attack her.
I mean that is what’s wrong with this world. We are so filled with hate. We post photos to show our support of horrible tragedies that occurred. Saying how can someone hate so much, but while showing how loving and supportive we are. Then turn around and post awful, hateful words towards someone else. Name calling, and soul bashing. Don’t people see the hypocrisy in that? (side note: Everyone is a hypocrite. Including me). Yes, killing dozens of people is quite different than posting a tweet, but it is still hate. Words have power, and hateful words can lead to actions of hate. Maybe it’s about time to stop hating everyone, and start loving yourself.
If anything we should gather from this feud, is that it’s time to stop judging other people’s lives. We aren’t the judges, nor are we qualified to be. Leave the drama between the two girls, and don’t fuel the fire.
Love not Hate.
Work Cited: Platon, Adelle. “Kim Kardashian Says Taylor Swift Approved Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Line, Swift Reps Say That Is ‘Incorrect'” Billboard. GQ Magazine, 16 June 2016. Web. 18 July 2016
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