Oh man. There's barely a day with drama in the Kimye and Hiddleswift households, is there? By now, you've probably heard or even watched Kim Kardashian's attempted Snapchat takedown of Taylor Swift, on behalf of hubby Kanye West. The ongoing feud about whether Taylor approved the lyrics to Kanye's song 'Famous' (read the background on that saga here), had more hot air blown on it last month, after Kim's US GQ article went back over it again. With Kim insisting that Taylor was lying and that she had to footage to prove it, finally, finally she released a snippet of it on Snapchat yesterday.
And of course, the interwebs had a field day. No shock there.
But the other curious side effect was the number of associated celebs who got involved in the stoush, including Kim's sis Khloe... and Chloe Grace Moretz's is it-or-isn't-it-hers? bum hole. We kid you not. Read on for our recap of the funniest, weirdest and downright worst side effects of this epic A-list feud.
1. Khloé vs Chloë (maybe it's a name thing?)
Now this one escalated quickly. Actress Chloë Grace Moretz (who's had Twitter fights with Kim K before) had a not-so-subtle dig at the Kardashian/Kanye/Taylor controversy.
Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what's ACTUALLY happening in the REAL world— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 18, 2016
Stop wasting your voice on something so petulant and unimportant— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 18, 2016
And little sis Khloé got mad. So mad she posted a photo of what was supposedly Chloë's bum hole. WTF, right?
As it turns out it, it wasn’t Chloë’s exposed bottom after all… but just some random chick. Whose anatomy is now famous to Khloé Kardashian’s 21.2 million Twitter followers.
Side note pic.twitter.com/RzgeSYphrC— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 18, 2016
Khloé was quick to defend herself. But man, damage was DONE
I’m the last person to bully but have an animal instinct to protect and defend my family.— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 18, 2016
Refrain from commenting on my family and OUR business (and I will do the same)— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 18, 2016
2. Ruby Rose is yet to learn about the perils of Twitter feuds
Recent Team Swift recruit Ruby Rose jumped in on the action, via Twitter.
Nobody likes being bullied or made to feel worthless.. Yet so many people will go above and beyond to make others feel that way.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 18, 2016
But Taylor haters were quick to link the two. (Hey, nobody said #squad membership was a one-way street).
My little piece of writing is literally zero percent about Taylor but my own experience and process. https://t.co/WOuSwsAjho— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 18, 2016
Even though Ruby Rose went all world peace on them she learned a valuable lesson: don’t jump into the waters of a Hollywood superfight without armour.
I just think we could do so much more if we were not so judgmental and mean to one another.I believe love is what the world needs right now.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 18, 2016
3. But hey, Selena Gomez hasn’t figured it out either
She was also quick to jump on the haters.
There are more important things to talk about... Why can't people use their voice for something that fucking matters?— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 18, 2016
And they were quick to turn on her. Asking why she hasn’t joined in the #BlackLivesMatter movement
I'm actually offended at that comment. Because you've been asked to speak out on important matters and your camp said "no thanks."— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) July 18, 2016
And then Selena made the fatal mistake of replying to one.
Oops. Celebs: they’re just as trigger happy as the rest of us.
4. The snake emoji got some serious airtime
Like the lemon emoji during Beyonce's Lemonade "Becky with the good hair" witch hunt, trolls got a hold of the snake emoji and bombarded Taylor's Instagram page with it. Funnily enough, Instagram were able to delete them, leading us to surmise that the social media app does have control over online bullying. Hmm. Where is it when people other than Taylor Swift are being bullied?
5. We discovered Taylor Swift uses the Notes app to compose rebuttals
How Apple-friendly she is! And, as so many have been quick to point out, the fact that she pulled up the notes after a Search, suggests that this wasn't a hastily tapped-out statement. Did Taylor stage this as a publicity stunt? Or is she just the supremely organised diva we all secretly know she is?
6. Twitter is fertile ground for untapped comedic talent
crazy how literally none of this would've happened if Single Ladies got the VMA it deserved— very earnest tweets (@adam_lewis) July 18, 2016
"I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative--" pic.twitter.com/R4hPlaxqng— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) July 18, 2016
I think this is probably the wrong response but I'd be way more into Taylor Swift if she went full Season 4 Walter White.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) July 18, 2016
i cant believe @KimKardashian just won the pulitzer prize for investigative journalism— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) July 18, 2016
But the funniest thing we’ve read so far? It belongs to Vanity Fair, who summed up how vapid this whole back and forth, he-said-she-said thing really is in just one line: "These are our Watergate tapes." Dear god. Where would all this be without social media? Oh, that’s right. Nowhere.