Red alert: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are fighting — or, at least, shading the hell out of each other. Wednesday, the NY Post said the feud, which Swift was careful to point out was mostly professional, not personal, notes that while that prefessional/personal statement may be partially true, the drama actually started when Perry began dating John Mayer.
As anyone who sang “Dear John” loudly into a hairbrush is already aware, Swift had a brief, devastating fling with the singer back in 2010. The paper — after checking in with some anonymous sources — says Mayer was hurt by the song, and once Perry got together with him, they both began knocking Swift to friends. Is this true? Who possibly knows!
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But, ugh, it’s so reductive to say two women’s issues began with a guy. It’s boring, it’s offensive, and I’m over it. There are so many possibilities why the two superstars may (Allegedly!) not be each other’s biggest fans.
Just for fun, have people considered:
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5.) Remember this photo of Swift with Perry and Russell Brand? Maybe she’s bummed she wasn’t invited to the wedding. (You know she had a song, “Speak Now,” all ready for the event.)
4.) Based on the fact Perry invoked Patron Saint of Backstabbing Regina George in what has to be the celebrity tweet of 2014, maybe Swift is bummed she never got invited to some hypothetical Mean Girls movie nights at Perry’s house. You know how sad you get when you find out your friends watched Mean Girls without you? Imagine finding out you were cut from the guest list of a celebrity Mean Girls viewing party. Perhaps Swift has a killer Karen Smith impression, and now she won’t get to show it off. 🙁
3.) Everyone knows Perry’s alter ego, the nerdy Kathy Beth Terry from the “Last Friday Night” video. But Swift portrayed a giant nerd first — on Saturday Night Live.
2.) God, you just want one nice photo to post to Facebook to show everyone how pretty you looked at the party last night, and this happens.
1.) Hey, Perry! Awkwardly dancing at awards shows is her thing.