I don't like Taylor Swift.
T-Swift's brand of "country" music makes my ears bleed, her ghastly misinterpretation of one of Shakespeare's most well-known works was decidedly un-nerdy, and I can't stop singing her song "22" at the top of my lungs whenever it comes on in the car.
Oh, come on. You know you do it too.
Taylor Swift is one of my least favorite celebrities, but this week she's taking over the internet -- even if she's not behind the takeover.
If you weren't already aware, bless your heart, but Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had their baby this weekend. A picture's been making the rounds on Tumblr showing a "screenshot" of a Tweet from Taylor's account saying "@kimkardashian @kanyewest Yo I'm happy for you and imma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best labors of all time."
OF ALL TIME.
Now, I'd like to think this is real, because what Kanye did way back in the day was kind of a dick move (even though the "Single Ladies" video really was a masterpiece).
However, the Tweet in question doesn't exist on Taylor's timeline. Maybe she just wanted to get that jab in, and then deleted it?
Y'all, I want to believe.
But people on Tumblr are pretty notorious for photoshopping Tweets (sometimes without even bothering to match the fonts), as well as for believing those fake screenshots are real. Nonetheless, the denizens of Tumblr have added their own commentary (as they do), positing things like "She's been waiting nine whole months for this."
It may not be the best comeback ever, but I've seen it at least once an hour as I scroll and scroll.
Taylor's also been taking over my Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter streams with the "Feminist Taylor Swift" (@FeministTSwift) Twitter account, which is absolute genius. If you've been reading my column the last couple of years, you know parody accounts and feminism are two of my favorite things.
The account aligns T-Swizzle's lyrics with feminist beliefs. And since Swift's lyrics are often kinda slut shame-y, I'm getting a pretty solid kick out of the account. Here are a couple of my favorites:
"She wears short skirts / I wear t-shirts / Neither of us is asking for it"
"I don't know about you / but I'm feeling twenty-two / cents underpaid per dollar"
"We're happy, free, confused, and oppressed by the patriarchy at the same time / It's miserable and magical / Oh yeah!"
With John Mayer's comeback single "Paper Doll" (which is not-so-subtly about Swift) coming out this week, I'm sure she'll be around the web for at least a few more days.
In the meantime, I'm gonna go for a drive with the radio up loud.
Jessica Ryan is a community manager and recent CU grad. She writes about nerdy things once a week for the Colorado Daily. On Twitter: @JessicaLRyan.