For the past twenty-four hours, I have been unable to listen to any radio station or scroll through any social media platform without seeing some sort of information regarding the very recent feud that occurred between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.
I fail to possess any interest in the lives of either of these women, considering I feel as both are poor role models for young girls to look up to, and furthermore because these two grown women have turned to social media to communicate their issues with one another.
From what I have heard, Kardashian posted a video to Snapchat in which she unveils a secret phone call occurring between her husband, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift. Apparently there are misogynistic lyrics specifically addressing Swift in West’s recent song, and despite Kardashian’s viral video displaying Swift agreeing to West’s derogatory lyrics about her, Swift is now claiming that she was misinformed of the lyrics and that her character has been ‘assassinated’.
Keep in mind that this drama has been executed entirely through means of social media – Kardashian posting a Snapchat video, Swift posting a statement via Twitter and Instagram, and not to mention the countless number of other celebrities who have joined in on this ridiculous drama via Twitter to voice their own opinion on the situation (Khloe Kardashian, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Ruby Rose, Chloe Grace Mortez, etc.).
What I find particularly disturbing about this entire feud is that fact that numerous A-list celebrities have taken to social media to express their perceptions on the Kardashian/Swift feud, but a considerably minuscule amount of them have taken to social media to express their opinions on truly significant issues occurring worldwide, for example the racial shootings that have been recently occurring, or the ISIS terrorist attacks in Nice and Turkey.
Celebrities have a vast platform within social media to communicate with their fans and to advocate the importance and severity of social injustices. I think it is unacceptable that some celebrities have remained silent in the midst of such violent incidences in our world, though have ensure their voices have been heard in the midst of petty celebrity drama.
What are your thoughts on celebrities using their social media platforms to advocate specific issues and injustices? Or in this case, failing to use them?