It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies. There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.
Lorde on the difficulty of maintaining a friendship with someone as famous as Taylor Swift - The Guardian Interview
“This girl was the first person i played yellow flicker beat to, and she was instantly obsessed with it/would make me play it to our other friends in her kitchen like a proud mom. in return i make her put on my favourite jams from her new record and flail around wildly/smile like a crazy person. it’s the coolest thing in the world having friends who make incredible music AND having them cheering you on when it’s time for your own to be released. so pumped for them to hear 1989. #iheartswift”
Let me start this by saying that if they really aren’t friends anymore, friendships end for all sorts of reasons, those reasons can be one sided, two sided, or just be because as people get older and grow, sometimes they just outgrow people, it doesn’t always mean something shady and sinister went down.
I’ve really never understood why certain people in the fandom seem to hold Karlie to a much higher standard than a lot of Taylor’s other friends, especially if they believe that the whole concept of “Kaylor” is some crazy theory (let me also say people are entitled to have their own opinions on that one as well, lets not get into it). Cara literally posted a very loving Instagram post for Kendall’s birthday and I didn’t hear a peep about it. Meanwhile, Karlie so much as farts in Kendall’s direction and she’s crucified for it.
Now moving swiftly (I made a pun, even in this time of stress!) right along to the big hanes tshirt shaped elephant in the room – The Junior Jewels shirt. Yes, Karlie was absent, but so was Lorde, and yet Karlie’s name missing means some big knock down drag out fight has ensued, meanwhile Taylorde is doing just fine? By that logic, 1+1=8.
And finally, the controversy of our generation! Karlie Kloss not posting on Instagram about Reputation’s release. You guys can do me a favor and let me know when Selena and Lorde post their screenshots of the album. Beyond that, maybe Karlie (and above mentioned other friends of Taylor’s) used something called their phones (which shockingly function as things other than Instagram machines, chiefly, they function as actual phones) to call/text their congratulations to Taylor personally.
At the end of the day, I’m not dragging anyone for posting/not posting about Taylor, but I think it’s really shitty how some people immediately call Karlie things like “traitor” and dismiss her incredible accomplishments by saying she’d “be nothing without Taylor” (that’s a whole other discussion, but if you think all of Taylor’s friends, genuine or not haven’t benefited professionally by their association with her, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you).
In conclusion, if you’re going to call people out for seemingly “betraying” Taylor, make sure you call out and drag everyone who is behaving that way.