Over the weekend, the simmering Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud exploded all over Twitter, but this time it was Kim Kardashian West vs. Taylor Swift. Apparently, after Swift rebuked claims that she was cool with West’s lyrics about her in the song “Famous,” Kim K took to Snapchat with receipts. Kim K posted several videos appearing to show that Kanye and Swift had in fact discussed the lyrics. What happened next is all thank to the celeb-obsessed world of Twitter.
If you need to catch up, here is the video everyone is talking about.
Here is the entire conversation Taylor & Kanye had, judge for yourself. pic.twitter.com/InTjvPGKe3
— ShadyPopMusic (@ShadyPopMusic) July 18, 2016
The video, uploaded to Kim Kardashian West’s Snapchat, allegedly shows Kanye West talking with Taylor Swift and discussing the lyrics that West is considering using in “Famous.” The footage appears to contradict Swift’s claims that she disapproved of the song and advised West against using misogynistic lyrics.
Of course, Swift took to social media to state her side of the story.
That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. pic.twitter.com/4GJqdyykQu
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 18, 2016
Chismosas and chismosos everywhere began salivating.
As a loyal squad member, Selena Gomez appeared to come out in full defense of her bestie.
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
Seems like a harmless tweet, right? Well, you are very wrong.
Almost immediately, people went after Gomez, accusing her of being a hypocrite.
U never speak up on Latina issues and you're some of the only representation we have, stop embarrassing us. https://t.co/E0toLLM2CW
— ️ (@rosafruta) July 18, 2016
Several people pointed out that Gomez uses her social media for “important stuff” like promoting brands.
Some wondered why she wasn’t more vocal during some of the recent attacks in the U.S., like Orlando.
Remember when a club full of your fellow latinos were gunned down and you said not a damn thing? https://t.co/MPz2LGOeh8
— Katy ETC (@turnandstomp) July 18, 2016
Though, to be fair, she was part of a group of singers including Jennifer Lopez and Prince Royce who created “Hands,” a tribute song for those lost in the Orlando attack.
They really went after her for not being more vocal on domestic and global issues.
@selenagomez you literally have not used your voice, or lack thereof, to speak on any of the tragedies in the world within the past 4 months
— buddha (@kxurtneyyyy) July 18, 2016
And others were QUICK to point out that Kim K has been vocal about #blacklivesmatter.
@selenagomez like when kim spoke up about gun control & black lives matter?
— Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) July 18, 2016
Gomez didn’t appear to help her cause when she implied that Twitter hashtags do absolutely nothing.
Credit: @selenagomez / Twitter
Gomez later deleted the tweet, but several people clarified that #blacklivesmatter isn’t about taking sides.
lols when @selenagomez deleted her tweet about 'taking sides'. there are no sides either you fight against or you perpetuate racism
— Jina Park (@JinaPark73) July 18, 2016
To be clear, saying #blacklivesmatter does not mean you are picking sides or saying other lives don’t matter, but tell Gomez that. “The statement “black lives matter” is not an anti-white proposition,” reads a post on the Black Lives Matter website. “Contained within the statement is an unspoken but implied “too,” as in “black lives matter, too,” which suggests that the statement is one of inclusion rather than exclusion.”
The whole squad connection was called into question since it is the first time people have seen Gomez speaking up about anything.
@selenagomez you didn't speak up about what was going on in our world but now that Taylor is getting dragged you come on ?
— evelyn (@ddlalessia) July 18, 2016
Some wondered why Gomez was supporting Swift so strongly when Swift didn’t appear to do the same for her.
— Jade (@YerimTrash) July 18, 2016
But others just wanted to know when she even became involved with social justice.
@selenagomez bitch when did you become an activist? When was the last time you spoke about what's happening?
— hannah (@hisIatingirI) July 18, 2016
Once again, to be fair, Gomez may not be as vocal on social media as some would like, but she has done lots of charity work. Just an FYI, UNICEF has Selena Gomez listed as an ambassador since 2009 and, more than that, she has held charity concerts and participated in the Tap Project to get clean drinking water to children in need. She even donated some of her North Carolina concert proceeds to Equality North Carolina to fight against HB2 (you know, that anti-trans bathroom law that caused several businesses and celebs to pull out of North Carolina events).
So some people renounced their fandom…
The only Selena I know is Selena Quintanilla idk any other Selena as of tonight ?
— maria (@cakefacedcutie) July 18, 2016
Though, one photo summed up all the angst and emotion surrounding Gomez’s tweets.
— ️ (@runtheworId) July 18, 2016