Fans Are Convinced Selena Gomez Is Caught Between the Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian Drama
Selena Gomez is one of the most famous stars to ever rise from the Disney Channel, and although she has legions of fans all over the world, she just can’t seem to stay away from drama. Gomez is friends with many other celebrities, and she counts fellow singer Taylor Swift as among her closest friends.
Swift notoriously feuded with Kim Kardashian as well as her husband: Kanye West. So when Gomez recently posted about Kardashian’s shapewear line, it unleashed a media firestorm.
Read on to learn why Swift and Kardashian feuded, what Gomez posted about Kardashian’s shapewear, and whether or not her friendship with Swift led her to delete the post.
Taylor Swift has had beef with Kim Kardashian for a long time
It all started in 2009 when West crashed the 2009 VMA’s stage in order to hijack Swift’s speech, insisting that Beyonce should have won the award rather than Swift. Kardashian was not yet with West, as the two would not start dating until 2012.
In February 2015, Swift was pictured chatting with Kardashian and West in a friendly manner, and many assumed that any bad blood between Swift and West was long gone. The trio was pictured together several more times over the next year until everything started to go south.
In February 2016, West released a new song called “Famous.” The lyrics included a direct reference to Swift, with West rapping that he “made that b**** famous.”
Shortly after the song’s release, West wrote on Twitter that Swift had approved the lyrics prior to the song being dropped. However, Swift’s rep claimed that Swift was never actually aware of what the lyrics would be, and actually cautioned West against releasing a song that had “misogynistic” overtones.
Then, Kardashian spoke out only several months later, siding with her husband and claiming that Swift “totally knew” about the song. Things continued to go back and forth between all of them throughout the next several years. Although Kardashian recently claimed that the feud was “over,” fans have their doubts.
Selena Gomez praised Kim Kardashian’s shapewear
Gomez, who has stood by Swift all throughout the West/Kardashian drama, recently took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in Kardashian’s just-released shapewear. In her Instagram post, Gomez praised the shapewear as being “so freaking comfortable.” Immediately, fans started responding, wondering why Gomez was publicly supporting Kardashian, considering her long-running feud with Swift.
Did Taylor Swift make Selena Gomez delete the Kim Kardashian post?
Shortly after Gomez started receiving backlash for her post, the picture of the shapewear was deleted from her Instagram. In its place, Gomez uploaded a photo of herself with bestie Swift, captioning it “my ride or die.”
Immediately, speculation began that Swift had pressured Gomez to remove the offending photo. However, Gomez has not clarified the reasoning behind either of her posts, so fans might never know the real reason why Gomez changed up her Instagram posts.
It is possible that Gomez didn’t put much thought into the original Instagram post, and was merely sharing her appreciation for the best-selling shapewear. However, after she realized how much it could be read into, she might have decided that she didn’t want to be placed in the middle of the drama and simply removed the photo. The new selfie of her with Swift could have been a way of reassuring fans that all is well between the two friends. For her part, Swift has not yet addressed the controversy.