The Guy Who Directed "Bad Blood" Thinks Beyoncé Copied Taylor Swift

If you felt a random pain directly in your heart for no reason today, it may be due to an egregious act of blasphemy committed against Her Holiness The Queen Beyoncé. What kind of monster would commit such a heinous crime against the world’s most beloved religious musical figure? Why, the same person who brought us Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” video, of course! Joseph Kahn, or as he shall be known from this day forward, Beelzebub, actually had the audacity to tell the LA Times that not only does he not think “LWYMMD” copied Beyoncé’s “Formation” look, but that in fact Beyoncé copied Taylor’s look from “Bad Blood.”

Umm…excuse me…? There is only one response to an outrageous statement like that, and it is: 

How is it even legal to make a statement like this? The world is out here trying to focus on North Korea and hurricanes while Joseph Khan thinks it is okay to go around blaspheming Beyoncé? Hell the F no. So what exactly did Benedict Arnold Joseph Kahn say? Well, I hesitate to even copy/paste it for fear that my keyboard will melt in protest, but here’s the full quote:

It’s not “Formation” at all. They say she’s wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé wore a black crop top. But they don’t realize in 2015 in “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top. I really do think, by the way, that Beyoncé copied “Bad Blood.”

And then, I assume, he was sucked back down into Hell where he belongs.

So first of all, the Taylor Swift/”Formation” comparison was mostly a joke used as a vehicle for some very funny tweets about Taylor being unoriginal white AF. And for those who did take the comparisons seriously, it was never about a crop top. Honestly, the crop top is the least comparable part of this whole thing:

Joseph Kahn is clearly out here trying to start shit because nobody liked his dumb music video or the dumb song the music video is for, and while I get the impulse to throw shade on others to distract from your own fuck ups, keep Beyoncé’s name out ya mouth. I’m pretty sure that’s like, the 11th commandment.

Now, of course, Kahn is trying to backtrack saying that he was “just trolling” via Twitter, but we all know the truth. You came for the queen and you missed. Hard. Next thing you know he’ll be saying he was hacked or some other bullshit. Whatever Joseph. Why don’t you stick to making mediocre videos and leave the high art to Beyoncé?

Except for Blank Space. That video was good. 

Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is the writer of the Betches Sup Newsletter and co-host of the Betches Sup Podcast.