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Kim Kardashian Has Seemingly Blocked the Snake Emoji From Her Instagram Account

Kim Kardashian, 2017
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Kim Kardashian West at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront on May 15, 2017 in New York City.

Could this be in response to Taylor Swift fans turning the serpent against her on social media?

Are we entering a new era of the Kim Kardashian-Taylor Swift feud? 

Ever since Kardashian attempted to exposed Swift last National Snake Day (July 17) for what many saw as being two-faced in a conversation between the pop star and her husband, Kanye West, the reality TV star's fans have flooded Swift's social media with snake emojis. The harassment were even enough was enough that it was used to help inform Instagram's anti-bullying policies and software. 

Now, as new music from Swift is imminent with the debut single off her new album Reputation promised for release on Thursday night, it seems as if Kardashian is using that same technology for her own social serpentine security. That is to say, she has blocked the snake emoji from her Instagram comments after Swifties began reciprocating the action. 

While Kardashian's started receiving comments on Twitter filled with the snake emoji when Swift announced the upcoming release of her new album (which the singer has been promoting this past week through visuals of snakes), her Instagram suspiciously doesn't show a snake in sight.

 

It seems most likely this is thanks to the aforementioned Instagram function that allows any user to block certain emojis or phrases from showing up in their comments. This function, which you can enable through the "Comments" section in Instagram's settings, doesn't disable users from commenting something in the first place, but simply hides the comment from other users. A simple test proves that the user who writes the comment can still see it, but the comment is hidden from those logged into another account. While similar emojis, such as the lizard and dragon show up on Kim's comments, the snake is no where to be found.

While there's no way of knowing exactly when Kardashian turned on this function, the timing of its discovery makes sense as Swift has turned the tables on her haters and reclaimed the snake imagery with the announcement of Reputation.

Whether or not Swift and Kardashian are holding grudges, it seems clear the fans won't forget and this won't be the last we see of this beef. And with Swift's newly released snake-studded album, it won't be the last we see of the symbolic serpent either.