Look, it’s not like Beyonce hasn’t been accused of ripping off everybody else for most of her career. Oh boy, typing that is probably going to get me stung.
Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” (aka “Are You There, Lorde? It’s Me, Taylor Swift’s Evil Twin“) has a video dropping during the Katy Perry-hosted VMAs on Sunday. She threw up a little sneak peek of the vid on social media, and it wasn’t long before the tweets started flying.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 25, 2017
The Beyhive’s drones immediately buzzed away from their new home at American Horror Story: Cult to lodge some complaints. People magazine reports that critics are saying that shots from the vid, including one with an oddly-tressed Tay Tay standing with her dancers in an overly chandelier-ed ballroom, were giving some people a case of déjà-vu of Beyonce’s video for “Formation.” Comparisons with “Formation” (and accusations of aesthetic-thievery) were suddenly all over Twitter. But did Beyonce dramatically kill HERSELF off in a song? (That’s my favorite part.)
There were many tweets, but I think this is probably my favorite:
"When he fucks me good, I take his ass to a Whole Foods." pic.twitter.com/bEaia83T6r
— Bae Grylls (@TheAuracl3) August 25, 2017
People says that it wasn’t all hate; there were many who came to Taylor’s defense.
Taylor’s REALLY trying to co-opt the snake imagery that she got tagged with back when Kum Kardashian outed her as a shady serpent. Besides the CGI representation of herself fanging out at us before her single dropped, she’s also selling several $60 snake rings on her site. They’re already sold out.
Taylor stole from Beyonce and everybody else, Beyonce stole from everybody else, everybody else stole from everybody else. There is nothing new. What’s more interesting about this story is if Tay Tay goes all out and her fans start calling themselves “The Snakepit.” The nerd in me really wants to see what happens when snakes and bees go to war. I don’t mean fans – I mean, I literally want to see a bee attacking a snake. The bee would win, right? Wait, is a snake faster? Can a zookeeper or apian-type weigh in here?