Kim Kardashian’s recent social media post has ignited controversy and stirred Taylor Swift fans, also known as Swifties.
On her 43rd birthday, Kim shared a series of photos posted by friends and family, drawing particular attention to one post that used Taylor Swift’s song “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).”
In this Instagram Story, Kim posted a throwback picture from July, featuring her in an elegant Dolce and Gabbana purple gown during a lavish event in Italy.
The dress bore a striking resemblance to the one Taylor Swift wore on the cover of her third studio album, “Speak Now.”
To make matters more intriguing, Kim added Taylor’s song, “Speak Now,” as the background music for her story.
This choice sparked outrage among Taylor Swift fans, who accused Kim of trying to gain attention on her birthday and being jealous of Taylor’s fame.
Some argued that she was seeking to trend on social media, especially given Taylor’s ongoing success with her Eras World Tour and her relationship with Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce.
Are Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift in a feud?
The feud between the two celebrities has a long history, dating back to Kanye West’s infamous interruption of Taylor’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009.
Kim’s claims that Taylor had approved Kanye’s lyrics in the song “Famous” and her release of a photo featuring a naked wax lookalike of Taylor from Kanye’s controversial art exhibit further fueled the feud. In response, Taylor’s fans inundated Kim’s social media with rat emojis.
The situation escalated further when the full conversation between Taylor and Kanye was leaked in March 2020.
Taylor seized the opportunity to address the controversy, emphasizing that the leaked conversation proved she had been telling the truth all along.
Kim, in turn, maintained her stance that Taylor had lied about not granting permission for the use of the word “b***h” in Kanye’s song.