Is Taylor Swift a snake? | The Tylt
Taylor Swift is both a highly praised and incredibly scrutinized pop star. Swifties respect her songwriting skills that resonate with people. But critics argue Taylor is vicious, petty and often plays the victim. Critics call her a snake for overusing her past relationships and bashing her exes in her music, for her beef with Kimye, and her feud with Katy Perry. But Taylor seems to be embracing the criticism with snake emojis, and has named her upcoming LP "Reputation." Is Taylor a snake? 🐍
Is Taylor Swift a snake?
Fans admire Taylor for reclaiming the snake stereotype. They are anticipating Taylor will set the record straight when her album "Reputation" drops on November 30. The Telegraph wrote:
If Swift is indeed commenting on her slithery reputation, it wouldn't be the first time she has turned her tabloid persona on its head through her music. For instance, condemnation in the press over her dating life previously resulted in a video for her single Blank Space that depicted her as a volatile, man-eating crazy-woman.
Kim Kardashian called Taylor out on National Snake Day, arguing the pop star played the victim in her feud with Kanye. She said that Taylor knew about Kanye's intentions with his "Famous" video, but Taylor's camp said she didn't give consent on her image to be used in nudity.
Many critics agreed that this was classic Taylor—playing the victim. Ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris also called out Taylor for how she plays the victim, too.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Taylor almost broke the Internet with her snake videos on Instagram. Swifties tried to figure out what it means, but it's clearly a reference to any haters foolish enough to call her a snake.
For years, critics have called Taylor a white feminist—and not in a good way. Critics argue Taylor not only plays the role of the white female victim, but she is only a feminist when it benefits her the most.
Taylor was already popular in 2009. When Kanye snatched the mic from her at the 2009 Video Music Awards and denounced her award, she became even more popular. But many sympathized with the young pop star, she was winning one of her first big awards—Best Female Video—and he took her moment away.
Thank God that Beyoncé allowed Taylor to give an acceptance speech when the "Single Ladies" diva won Video of the Year.
But Taylor loves to feud with other celebrities it seems. Just look at her beef with Katy. It all started when Katy apparently stole Taylor's backup dancers. Taylor called Katy a backstabber, but it's how Taylor has kept the beef going that has many calling her petty.
Katy has said she wants to end the feud, but it seems as though Taylor is uninterested. After all, Taylor did re-release her catalog on Spotify the same day Katy's newest LP, "Witness," dropped. SHADY!
But Taylor doesn't let folks disrespect her. What's so wrong with that? Hence, we get #1 hits like "Bad Blood."