Analysis Of Kim Kardashian Vs Taylor Swift : Snapchat Gate Essays

1162 Words Oct 19th, 2016 5 Pages
One of the biggest celebrity feuds in 2016 is Kim Kardashian versus Taylor Swift: Snapchat Gate. Snapchat Gate gave a worldwide audience an answer to the infamous question- did Taylor Swift give Kanye West permission to use the two lines referencing her in his song “Famous”? The answer to the question is an inconclusive “sort of,” however the repercussions of these snapchat videos provide an interesting peek into the social culture of the United States and how social media is used as a new rhetorical device. The feud between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift would be nothing without the context of the feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West. The “feud” between Kanye West and Taylor Swift began in 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the VMA’s, Swift won Best Female Video for her song “You Belong with Me.” When Swift went up on stage to accept her award, she was interrupted by West who grabbed a mic and said, “Yo, Taylor, I 'm really happy for you and I 'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” Swift’s response to West’s impromptu mini speech was a look of shock and embarrassment, an immediate appeal to pathos. The backlash from this incident painted West as a villain, which was contrasted next to Swift’s all-American country darling image. Fast forward through apologies, passive aggressive songs, then more apologies, to a seemingly okay friendship- that is until 2016. West released his album, The Life of Pablo, in February 2016, which…

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