Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift’s high school feud benefits no one but them
There is a reason why most people want to flee high school the minute it’s over.
It’s the same reason that Sunnydale High School is the “hellmouth” in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; it makes perfect sense to cast a portal that unleashes cruel, evil demons on the world as a setting for the humiliations regularly visited upon adolescents and teenagers.
Even if high school is a distant memory for you, politics and pop culture tends to recycle the worst of its power dynamics more often than we’d care to admit.
Enter the proverbial high school hellmouth of 2016: a viral feud between Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West and Taylor Swift. On Sunday night, Kardashian released a series of recorded conversations with Swift that seriously undermined her persona as an innocent victim in their collective drama. Internet commenters largely cheered on Kardashian and begged for more. Read more…