A Comprehensive Explainer Of The Drama Between Chrissy Teigen & Michael Costello

One thing I’ve learned from the internet is that you can never trust what you read. The latest controversy between Chrissy Teigen and Michael Costello proves that, when it comes to internet feuds, before making any conclusions it’s imperative to, as Alec Baldwin would say, “consider the source.” What started off as a pile-on on Chrissy Teigen about which few thought twice has quickly turned into a convoluted tale of alleged faked screenshots, blacklisting, design theft, and more. How did we get here? And when’s the film adaptation coming to Freeform? I’m honestly not quite sure about the former, and the latter is but a mere pipe dream, but I’m here to attempt to make sense of it all.

The story starts, sort of, with Chrissy Teigen. The former Sports Illustrated model has had a rough year on Twitter, to say the least. The tides of public favor started turning against her during the pandemic, when her “I’m so relatable lol!” shtick began to wear thin with some Twitter users—notably, when she told an anecdote about how, one night at a restaurant with her husband, a waiter recommended a bottle of wine that, unbeknownst to the couple, cost $13,000.

After that, the pile-ons just kept coming, so she quit Twitter in March and later rejoined—at which point, her mentions got even worse. In an interview with the Daily Beast in May, Courtney Stodden mentioned how Teigen bullied them (Stodden is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns), both publicly and privately. In addition to publicly tweeting that she fantasized about Stodden taking a “dirt nap”, Teigen also privately messaged them things like, “I can’t wait for you to die.” Stodden was a teenager at the time. Teigen apologized, first in a Twitter thread, writing, “I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel,” before vowing to “forever work on doing better.”

But Teigen’s Medium post, which was published a week ago, was what really got the ball rolling with this whole feud. In her 1,131 word mea culpa for her previous behavior and old tweets, Teigen wrote, “I’ve apologized publicly to one person, but there are others — and more than just a few — who I need to say I’m sorry to. I’m in the process of privately reaching out to the people I insulted.” This is where Michael Costello entered the chat, and where things took a weird turn.

Last week, the designer and Project Runway season 8 contestant claimed that he was yet to receive an apology from Teigen, whom he claimed bullied him to the point that he was “traumatized, depressed” and dealing with “thoughts of suicide.”

The incident over which Costello claims Teigen bullied him stems from a spat Costello got into with designer Maxie James in 2014. In a since-deleted Instagram post, James says Costello ordered one of her dresses, and then took the dress and, according to the post, “put it on HIS model took pictures in HIS showroom as if he designed this piece his self.” James also claimed in the post that she tried to reach out to Costello, but he blocked her.

Costello’s cousin Stephanie (with whom he also co-created his brand STELLO) later claimed in a statement that, in fact, James was the one who’d copied Michael’s design, and not the other way around. “I, Stephanie Costello, purchased the garment in question due to the apparent similarities between it and a gown that Michael Costello and I designed that was posted on social media over a year ago,” she said. She further explained that she photographed James’ dress in Costello’s showroom “as a sarcastic and inappropriate attempt to expose the designer’s garment as a forged duplication of our own”. Ms. Costello apologized for the “extremely unprofessional” reaction.

If that all sounds kinda suspect to you, you’re not alone. At the time, people criticized Costello’s alleged design theft, and his purported response is what led to the racism accusations both back then, and also all these years later. According to screenshots that Costello claims are fake, he appears to have written in a comment: “Your Just probably a dumb n***** defending her. I am royalty bitch! I dressed Beyonce! Who are they gonna believe!” (Costello dressed Beyoncé for the 2014 Grammys. He has also dressed the Kardashians and Tamar Braxton, to name a few.)

Back in 2014, Costello’s rep immediately slammed the screenshots as false. “The image was created using image editing software and in no way depicts the views of Mr. Costello,” a statement read. Costello added, “The hurtful screenshot circulating is fake and does not represent my views on society, nor do I condone the use of such a terrible term.” In a 2021 statement, he said the screenshots have “now been proven to be false by Instagram and since taken down,” however, a rep for Instagram told Insider that while Instagram does use third-party fact-checkers to identify and label false information, it does not remove false information. Furthermore, the misinformation policy wasn’t implemented until 2019.

The 2014 statement continued, “The image of concern was distributed by an Instagram account that has continually harassed and slandered Costello in an attempt to defame his character,” and put forth the theory that “a disgruntled intern, who is no longer employed with the company, created the account.”

Chrissy Teigen had something to say about the alleged comment back then, commenting, and later deleting, “So you say all that racist sh*t and get that horrible press with people using the hashtag #michaelcostello to call you out on it, then you create a contest where you beg people to use the same tag but in a positive light. Covered up all the negative press. Genius and shady all at once. Start a PR firm. Xx.”

Fast-forward seven years, and Costello claims that Teigen didn’t just leave that comment on his page, but that she also sent him messages saying things including, “You will get what’s coming to you” and “Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch.” Costello claims that Teigen made good on her threat (to end his career, not kill him!). He says that Teigen and her assistant Monica Rose effectively blackballed Costello and threatened not to work with any people or brands that agreed to work with him.

At first glance, Costello’s allegations seemed to track. Teigen, after all, had privately messaged another celebrity messages that more or less amounted to death threats before. Until people dug deeper into Costello’s purported screenshots and noticed some inconsistencies. Insider points out that, among other things, the verified check mark next to Teigen’s name was missing, and the messages have purple and blue backgrounds—a feature that wasn’t introduced until 2020.

In response, both Teigen and John Legend put out statements. Teigen’s team posted a statement on her Instagram on her behalf that said, in part, “Chrissy is completely surprised and disappointed by Michael Costello’s recent attack, which includes fictional ‘screenshots’ from 2014 of supposed private messages that Chrissy did not send.” It also said, “Chrissy has never conspired with anyone to harm his career,” noting that the stylist Costello accused Teigen of conspiring with to take him down did not even start working with her until 2016.

On Friday, Legend tweeted, “Chrissy apologized for her public tweets, but after her apology, Mr Costello fabricated a DM exchange between them. This exchange was made up, completely fake, never happened.” He added, “Honestly I don’t know why anyone would fake DMs to insert themselves in this narrative, but that’s what happened.”

(Costello’s reps were unimpressed by Legend’s response, saying in a statement to EW, “John has been complicit by observing Chrissy bullying many other people on- and offline for years. We are not at all surprised by his biased support of his wife.”

This clusterf*ck doesn’t only involve Chrissy Teigen, though, because after Costello inserted himself into this narrative, other celebrities came forward with… shall I say… less than flattering anecdotes about the designer. On Wednesday, Leona Lewis revealed that she felt body-shamed and bullied by Costello after an awkward run-in in 2014 (a busy year for this guy, evidently). According to Lewis, Costello was supposed to dress her for a charity fashion show. She wrote on Instagram, “When I got to my fitting I was made to feel very awkward and uncomfortable as the dress was a sample size and he/his team clearly did not want to alter it to fit me.” Lewis then says the designer failed to show up to her next fitting, offering the following explanation: “He no longer wanted to dress me and he abandoned his commitments to me and the show which made me well aware that I wasn’t the body type required.”

Costello paints a different picture of that incident, claiming that Lewis’s team simply didn’t give Costello enough time to fulfill their request. He told Page Six that he received the request on January 30th, a week before the fashion show on February 6. He said, “I thought it would be ideal to lend her one of my showpieces all for charity and then have it returned just in time for my show.” That piece didn’t end up working out, and they couldn’t make her a new dress because he was based in LA and the charity fashion show was happening in NY, but asserted, “we could have made something custom for Leona without a doubt” with more time. He also seemed to imply Lewis’s allegations had something to do with his speaking out against Teigen: “It’s bizarre how attitude towards me shifted as soon as I spoke my truth in regards to Chrissy Teigen and others trying to blacklist me,” he told Page Six. He also said, “I have always been a fan of Leona Lewis and she has always adored me. Her team has continuously requested for her to wear us from 2013 up until now.”

(They have since buried the hatchet—Lewis later wrote on Instagram story, “I love you guys so much for the support you’ve shown, there are always 2 sides to every story and that’s clear here but I choose forgiveness.”)

Lewis wasn’t the only one to share an unpleasant experience with the Project Runway alum. Makeup artist and photographer Jordan Liberty also called out Costello, claiming he sexually harassed him while Liberty was going through chemotherapy. Liberty claims that in 2017, Costello DM’d him, complimenting his work and suggesting they work together. Liberty says that as soon as they scheduled a meeting, Costello sent him “a collage of dick pics.” After Liberty generously said he was “flattered” but wanted to “keep things professional,” Costello kept moving their meeting time, eventually saying “really horrible things on the phone” (Liberty declined to get into specifics) when he called the designer for clarification.

On Friday, Costello set his Instagram to private (he has since made it public again). In, where else, an Instagram post, he wrote, “The fact that Chrissy Teigen and her crisis team are working so hard, so strategically to come out against the DMs she sent me, and to downplay the comments she publicly posted on my Instagram, only proves that she is the same bully she has always been.” He then reiterated that Teigen has “gone out of her way to close doors” to his career “by making calls, sending texts, telling colleagues” that she would not work with anyone who’d worked with Costello.

So after all that, where are we left? With two sets of screenshots that may or may not be real, and a whole lot of confusion about who’s telling the truth. Perhaps most hilariously to me, Costello’s rep insisted to EW, ”Michael hasn’t inserted himself into their lives. It’s quite the opposite, as it’s Chrissy who inserts herself into other people’s lives.”

While these two play a public game of “I know you are but what am I”, I need a Tylenol.

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Who Are Bhad Bhabie & Skai Jackson, And Why Are They Feuding?

There’s very little in this world that I love more than a good celebrity feud. Our favorite famous people getting messy on social media? It’s delicious. But every feud needs context, and this one is… a lot to take in. Two of the biggest Gen-Z stars, Bhad Bhabie and Skai Jackson, really got into it this week, and if those names don’t even sound like names to you, then you’ve come to the right place. Let me explain.

Okay, so Bhad Bhabie’s real name is Danielle Bregoli, but her real name is Cash me Ousside Girl. You know the one. Since her time on Dr. Phil a few years ago, she’s rebranded as Bhad Bhabie (pronounced “Bad Baby,” don’t get me started), and launched a fairly successful rap career. She’s still only 16 years old, which is objectively terrifying. She’s no stranger to feuds, and my personal favorite was when she got in a literal fist fight with fellow teenage rapper Woah Vicky at a recording studio. She’s a f*cking lady.

In the other corner of this feud, we have Skai Jackson, a 17-year-old Disney Channel star who is already way more accomplished than you ever will be. She’s been acting since she was like, zero years old, and last fall, she released her first book, Reach for the Skai: How to Inspire, Empower, and Clapback. Speaking of clapping back, let’s get into what the f*ck is going on with this feud.

This whole mess started when Bhad Bhabie allegedly found out that Skai was trying to get with her ex through a finsta account. The ex in question is rapper NBA YoungBoy, which sounds like a fake name that came out of an online generator, but alas, he’s real. In an Instagram Live, Bhabie called Skai out, saying “I will literally kill you. She’s moving sneaky; don’t go post on your fake page.” *Checks notes* Yup, that’s a death threat.

On Thursday, Skai Jackson filed a temporary restraining order against Bhad Bhabie, saying that “The harassment has caused me to be fearful of leaving my house by myself, and lack of sleep.” In the filing, she included alleged Instagram DMs between herself and Bhad Bhabie, and they’re even worse than what she said on the Live. First, Bhabie says “I’ll dog you,” and after Skai asks what the problem even is, Bhabie says “Shut your scary ass up… Imma get to you… Hide… That’s all Imma tell you… HIDE.”

Yeah, good call on the restraining order.

As if the girls hadn’t gone wild enough, their moms also got in on the Instagram feud action. First, Bhabie commented on Skai’s mom’s page, saying that she should “get a hold of that finsta she has.” Ah yes, the sage parenting advice of 16-year-old known nightmare Bhad Bhabie, I’m sure that will be taken seriously by a grown-ass adult.

Skai’s mom immediately popped off on Bhad Bhabie, calling her “little girl” (my favorite insult of all time), and saying that she’s “not the one to be played with.” Please put this woman on Real Housewives ASAP. She invited Bhabie to give her her contact information so she so she could have this conversation with her mother, but then… BHABIE’S MOM STARTED COMMENTING TOO.

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#Whew! The parents have entered the chat! #SkaiJackson #BhadBhabie

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These women both fully WENT THERE, and I am so thankful. In the second screenshot, Skai’s mom literally says “I will stomp a mud hole in your sloppy ass,” and that was the moment where my soul really left my body. I have no idea what a mud hole is, but I’m here for it. Bhabie’s mom then accuses Skai of f*cking “all them rappers,” which feels like crossing a line, but let’s face it, both of these women are fighting to win. I literally need a glass of water after reading these comments, because I feel like I’m about to die. Let me just say, I did not expect the mothers to bring it this hard.

While Skai has kept quiet about the feud on her social media—I guess the restraining order speaks for itself—Bhad Bhabie addressed it with a post on Thursday. Ever humble, the photo is of her gold and platinum records, and the caption is all about how she won’t apologize for anything. She refuses “to become as fake as Hollywood is” which I already feel like is going to be the name of her next song. At the end, she tells Skai, “Go get your restraining order, Imma go get checks.” Technically speaking, I’m sure Skai Jackson is getting PLENTY of checks, but whatever.

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you can try to hate me for responding to bullshit with more bullshit but that’s just who I am and I don’t apologize for none of it. I been in this fake ass hollywood world for 3 1/2 years now and I’ve done ALOT when the whole world said I couldn’t, but I refuse to become as fake as hollywood is. Y’all can play around on your finstas but I’ll always say what’s on my mind as cuz that’s who I am. Go get your restraining order , Imma go get checks. @fashionnova #ad 🤣

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But my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE part of this is that she ends the post by tagging FashionNova and hash tagging #ad. I’m sorry, WHAT? I can’t tell if this is a joke, or my new favorite sponsored content of all time. If I ever start doing spon on my Instagram, I’m only doing it in the form of being shady to someone. This is what all Instagram ads should be from now on.

Knowing Bhad Bhabie’s messy ass, we probably haven’t heard the last of the feud between these two—she’s most likely working on a cringeworthy diss track as we speak. Ugh, look at Gen-Z putting in the hard work and giving us the content we need. Keep it up, ladies, but maybe just cool it with the death threats!

Images: DFree/Shutterstock; theshaderoom, bhadbhabie / Instagram

 

UPDATED: The Extremely Stupid Reason Selena Gomez And Bella Hadid Are Feuding

Sometimes, celebrity feuds are messy, knock-down, drag-out wars. Other times, they’re so subtle that you almost miss them completely. This latest bit of drama between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid falls into the latter camp, with the feud being so subtle I almost couldn’t figure out WTF was going on at first. That’s because it involved an Instagram follow, a comment, and a dirty delete. Grab your microscopes, everybody, because this sh*t that went down between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid on Instagram is what we in the business call “minute and inconsequential.” But I’ve got nothing to do today (that’s a lie), so I’ll explain this entire scenario. As for why you should care about it, I’m sorry, I can’t explain that.

In order to understand why anyone would even take note of what Selena Gomez may or may not comment on Bella Hadid’s Instagram, you first have to understand the history of their friendship. Or, I guess I should say, lack thereof. Sources tell InTouch that Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid were never really friends per se, but they obviously knew of each other because they both A) are super famous and B) dated The Weeknd. Hating your boyfriend’s ex, simply because she used to date him? It’s a tale as old as time. In January 2017, when Bella learned that Selena was dating The Weeknd, she unfollowed her on Instagram. In March 2017, Selena and The Weeknd both unfollowed Bella Hadid in turn, which really has got to make me wonder what those two did for fun during their relationship. Like, they really sat around and mutually decided to unfollow Abel’s ex on Instagram? Couldn’t you just like, go for a walk instead?

But things seemed to have cooled down between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid in May, when Bella liked an Instagram picture of Selena. I know, I know, this is all so stupid, why do I waste my time thinking about these people? I can’t say. It’s an asinine job, but somebody’s got to do it.

Well, the cold war between Bella and Selena started up again last night, when Bella posted a picture of herself. Selena Gomez commented “stunning” with the heart eyes emoji, and the next thing we knew, Bella deleted the pic. Fans quickly speculated that she deleted the photo because Selena had commented on it. While certainly possible, that would be extremely weird. If anything, wouldn’t you just delete Selena’s comment? Maybe the post just wasn’t getting good engagement… or maybe Bella didn’t realize Instagram is taking away likes. Or maybe she really is that bizarrely petty. I don’t know the girl, so I can’t say! (If it were me, then you could definitely say she’s just that bizarrely petty.)

This all became actual news when a Selena Gomez fan account posted Bella’s then-deleted picture and called attention to the dirty delete, writing, “She’s all about supporting women. You all just can’t take it nicely. Btw Ms Hadid deleted the post.” Or, put in a way that makes actual sense that you don’t have to re-read three times, “Selena Gomez is all about supporting women, Bella Hadid just can’t take a compliment and deleted the post.” Or maybe “you all” refers to people who may have commented on Selena’s initial comment? It’s hard to tell, and we’ll never know now that the original post with the comment has been deleted.

 

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Selena Gomez commented “That sucks” with a sad face, and that’s it. That’s the drama. Selena Gomez tried to comment something nice on one of Bella Hadid’s Instagrams, so Bella responded by deleting the entire post. Lmao. I kind of love the ruthlessness of it all. It’s like, “my enemy commented on my post, so I’m gonna throw the whole post away—that will teach her to compliment me!” What a ridiculous power move.

UPDATE: It seems like I was probably right, and Bella Hadid didn’t delete her photo just because Selena Gomez commented on it. In a new Instagram caption (god, why can’t these people just release a statement through their publicist), Selena put the rumors to rest… sort of. In a comment on a pic Elle posted about the not-feud feud, Selena said, “NO. I shouldn’t of spoken without knowing the truth. I’m sorry. Please don’t be hurtful. She is a wonderful person and it is all a misunderstanding.”

 

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Soooo I was probably right in that Bella deleted the original picture because it got bad engagement, or maybe she didn’t have the rights to post it, or something. Probably completely unrelated to Selena Gomez. Well, this has been a fun exercise in jumping to conclusions! Now, if you need me, I need to figure out what it means when Instagram said 15 minutes ago that someone was online two hours ago, and now it jumped to two days ago.

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Everyone Taylor Swift Not-So-Subtly Shades In Her ‘Elle’ Essay

I’m about to blow all your minds—I love Taylor Swift. I know! I’m sorry if you’re one of those people that wish something graphically horrible would happen to her, but I’m a card-carrying member of the Taylor fan club (we don’t really have cards). Maybe it’s because “Tim McGraw” reminds me of a simpler time when my only responsibility was to make sure I ordered enough jalapeño poppers from Campus Corner for all the people crammed into a tiny dorm room. Or perhaps it’s because a guy I used to date told me that “Today was a Fairytale” reminded him of us. Sure, that ended with a $75 dollar red light traffic ticket and some lasting mental health issues, but I should have known better than date someone that lived on Staten Island! So yes, it could be my own nostalgia talking, but it also could be because Taylor is the queen of petty and brings it. Every. Single. Time. Her ability to hold a grudge is only rivaled by my stone-cold Italian grandmother.

Why am I confessing my deepest, darkest secrets you ask? Well, Taylor appears on the cover of Elle’s April issue, and she bribed them was allowed to write her own story titled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30.” Perhaps you’ve heard, Taylor was born in 1989. So 30 is upon her. Now, the only thing I learned before turning 30 was that you shouldn’t spend your rent money on wine and pizza, but sure, I’m willing to entertain the idea that a pop superstar with her own jet learned slightly more than a Jersey girl who likes to sh*t talk. And boy, am I glad I did. Because this essay is a master class in shade. These “lessons” are Taylor’s thinly veiled takedowns of her enemies, and I am here for it because that’s basically what I try to do with all my articles too! So, since Tay isn’t naming names, I’m here to break down who she’s not-so-subtly shading in this article. Author note: these are only guesses, please don’t sue me, Taylor!

Tom Hiddleston

In lesson sixteen, Taylor says, “Before you jump in headfirst, maybe, I don’t know…get to know someone! All that glitters isn’t gold, and first impressions actually aren’t everything. It’s impressive when someone can charm people instantly and own the room, but what I know now to be more valuable about a person is not their charming routine upon meeting them (I call it a “solid first 15”), but the layers of a person you discover in time.”

This is obviously referencing Taylor’s brief romance with Tom Hiddleston, who she met at the 2016 Met Gala. They had an incredibly cringey dance-off that made me wish the internet was never invented, then he was invited to #Taymerica where he was spotted donning a tank top that said “I Heart TS,” and I was officially dead of embarrassment by the time they broke up in October. It seems Taylor realized that perhaps just because a white dude that went to Cambridge is game to torture us with a dance routine to “Bring ‘Em Out,” does not mean you should go all in on that immediately. Plus, you know who else gave a solid first 15? Ted Bundy. Just saying.  

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Another Dance video of Tom and #Taylorswift at #metgala ? #thomaswilliamhiddleston #tomhiddleston #hiddlestoner #thiddy #hiddlesarmy #loki #beautiful #sexy #sweet #lovely #handsome #adorable #great #man #perfection #british #thenightmanager #london

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#neverforget

Karlie Kloss

Of all the friends in Taylor Swift’s 1989-era girl squad, Karlie Kloss was queen bee of them all. Taylor and Karlie even posed for a Vogue cover together, with the article titled “On the Road with Best Friends Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss.” If Vogue says you’re best friends, then you just are. And then Karlie just kind of disappeared from Taylor’s life. Psycho fans people even believed they were a couple that had a bad breakup. Seriously. Karlie recently got married, and Taylor wasn’t there. So what happened? I think we have our answer in lesson twenty:

“Learning the difference between lifelong friendships and situationships. Something about “we’re in our young twenties!” hurls people together into groups that can feel like your chosen family. And maybe they will be for the rest of your life. Or maybe they’ll just be your comrades for an important phase, but not forever.”

So clearly they were both really tall, really famous, really blonde girls that were the same age and so they became friends. I can obviously totally relate. And so they just eventually went their separate ways, with Karlie marrying into the Kushner family and Taylor busy tending to her grudges like little pets.

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Made in the USA™

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The good old days

Anna Wintour

If you come at the Queen you best not miss, and I think Taylor misses on this one. In lesson twenty-one she writes:

“Fashion is all about playful experimentation. If you don’t look back at pictures of some of your old looks and cringe, you’re doing it wrong. See: Bleachella.”

I’m so sorry that Anna insisted you make your look a little more edgy to be in her high fashion magazine, Taylor. God forbid you give up the burnt straw hair color you cling to like it’s your first born. Anna was right, and Bleachella was your best look. And I’m not just saying that because I myself spent one glorious year as a platinum blonde. Sure, my hair is falling out now, but that’s beside the point.

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Who's that girl? It's @taylorswift on our May cover! Click the link in our bio to see inside. Photographed by @mertalas and @macpiggott, styled by @tonnegood.

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Kimye

Oh, did you think Taylor was going to write an article and not call out public enemy #1? I’m sorry I couldn’t even say that with a straight face. Of course Taylor claims she would like to be excluded from this narrative, but that’s only when other people are talking about it, duh. She says in lesson twenty-seven:

I learned that disarming someone’s petty bullying can be as simple as learning to laugh. In my experience, I’ve come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously. A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I’ve ever felt in my life, but I can’t tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra named Karyn appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. It’s the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll’s hateful Instagram comment with “lol.”

KARYN!! She named the cobra KARYN! I’d like to know more about this choice. Why Karyn with a y and not an e? What an unconventional spelling. So many unanswered questions, I will be on the edge of my seat studying her secret IG clues until I get an answer for this one. Obviously Taylor is not over the whole Kimye feud, and that’s fine with me. Feuds are to me as unicorn blood is to Voldemort. They give me life. I hope Taylor takes this one to the grave, and that Karyn is etched on her tombstone.

My Cocktail Making Skills

Despite the entire thesis of my article, Taylor does talk about other things in her essay. Here’s lesson nine:

“I learned how to make some easy cocktails like Pimm’s cups, Aperol spritzes, Old-Fashioneds, and Mojitos because…2016.”

Lol, wait. I take it back, that’s some more shade at Kimye. If you’ll recall, 2016 was the year that the feud of all feuds went down, and Taylor clearly still hasn’t gotten over it. Anyways, in this lesson she’s also coming for my cocktail making skills. Who the f*ck knows how to make an Old-Fashioned? I’m still mastering the vodka soda. Except I don’t have club soda. Or ice. If you come to my apartment, you get a lukewarm vodka and you WILL LIKE IT.

And that’s all! Did I miss any other shade Taylor was throwing? Let me know!

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Celebrities Who Secretly Hate Each Other

It’s hard to keep up with all the celebrity news these days. There are countless feuds between singers who hate each other that we are all aware of (hi Cardi B and Nicki Minaj). But there are some celebrities who hate each other that do so in a more tasteful private manner. Ever think actors really aren’t that good at their job? Well, there are a bunch of co-stars who can’t stand one another and you’ll be shocked when you find out. I apologize in advance for possibly ruining your favorite movies or shows when you learn about these celebrities who hate each other. Whoops.

1. Rachel McAdams Ryan Gosling

This one broke my heart. Apparently, when they first started filming The Notebook the chemistry was not there. Gosling even asked the director to replace McAdams but instead, the two were forced into a couples therapy session. LOL. This ended up working because their acting in the movie is v compelling and the two even went on to date on and off for four years after filming.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes

During the filming of Romeo + Juliet, Danes found DiCaprio to be immature and avoided him at all cost when they weren’t in scenes together. DiCaprio was 21 while Danes was 17 at the time. She didn’t like that he would prank others on set, while he reportedly thought she was uptight. I guess it’s true when they say girls mature faster than boys.

3. Mariah Carey and Everyone

Carey has a reputation of being a diva. And the celebrity feuds she is involved in are endless. The list includes Nicki Minaj, J.Lo, Demi Lovato, and probably continues to grow as we speak.

Mariah Carey

4. Kelly Osbourne and Christina Aguilera

This one is rather one-sided. After Osborne said, referring to Aguilera, “Maybe she is just becoming the fat b–ch she was born to be. I don’t know.” Fat shaming is never cool. Although this duo has a long history of snarking comments to one another, Aguilera stayed quiet in this specific instance. Only time will tell if this feud will continue.

5. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall

Ugh. It’s v depressing to know that your fav BFFs on TV are actually part of the list of celebrities who hate each other. That said, Parker and Cattrall have been pretty public about their *lack of* friendship. In February, Cattrall posted to her Instagram (see post here) to call Parker out for being a fake friend and to tell her to leave her alone after her brother’s death. Ouch. Fans, including myself, were devastated to learn about this feud, especially since that meant no third Sex and the City movie.

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One Of Taylor Swift’s Besties Just Betrayed Her In A V Public Way

I hope you are all sitting down right now, because I have some bad news for the Kaylor shippers out there. (Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift, yes it’s a real thing, no I don’t need help.) It appears the tall blonde singer and her taller blonde friend are having some problems, because late last week TMZ caught Karlie Kloss in the ultimate act of betrayal. No, she did not kill Taylor’s cat. No, she did not kidnap her first child. She didn’t even watch Game of Thrones without her and then lie about it right to her face as if it meant nothing (Looking at you, Liz). She—wait for it—hung out with Katy Perry!

If you recall, Taylor and Katy used to have mad love, but now they have bad blood. Taylor still has scars in her back from Katy’s knives. It’s horrendous and violent. Now, all members of Taylor’s elite squad are banned from hanging out with Katy, and I imagine if they break that rule they can only borrow Taylor’s smallest yacht and must clean out Meredith Grey’s litter box when the housekeeper is away. We all saw what happened when Selena dared to get back with Justin.

She’s ruthless.

Rumors of problems between Taylor and Karlie have been brewing for a while. They have not been seen out together in some time, and Karlie’s name was suspiciously missing from the T-shirt of friends’ names Taylor was wearing in the “Look What You Made Me Do” video. Then, in January, Karlie posted a video of herself playing basketball and captioned it “Swish swish.” She got so much backlash from Swifties that she ended up changing the caption on Instagram.

As any Betch would know, “Swish Swish” is the name of Katy’s pathetic excuse for a diss track for Taylor on her last album. Hmm, suspicious. Rabid pre-teens People were immediately calling Karlie a traitor, while others seemed to think that this could be a sign that Taylor and Katy are cool now and just waiting to announce it. Sure guys, hold onto those dreams, they’re cute.

I’m sure everything will be revealed on Taylor’s next album when the first single will most definitely be titled “Die Karlie Die.” Did I accurately capture the subtleties of Taylor’s shade? I think I did.

All I know for sure is that if nothing was wrong, why ya look so guilty Karlie?
Katy Perry Surrendered To Taylor Swift

Being a pop star is basically like Game of Thrones only with less incest and murder (we hope), and this weekend Taylor Swift claimed another victim in her relentless pursuit of the iron throne. Taylor’s feud with Katy Perry (that began over John Mayer some stolen backup dancers) has been simmering for years, but now Katy wants to put it all behind them. Someone had to break first, and it’s not surprising that Katy is more of a nicegirl than Taylor.

Things in the feud reached a new level last week, when Taylor released her entire catalog on Spotify on the same day Katy’s new album came out. This was honestly a low blow even for Taylor, who isn’t exactly known for taking the high road. Their feud has often taken place over social media, or even in diss tracks, but trying to sabotage someone else’s album sales is kind of next level. Whatever, Taylor clearly doesn’t have a soul.

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But with the heat turned up, Katy needed to get out of the kitchen. In an interview with Arianna Huffington (rich HuffPost lady), Katy said she’s “ready to let it go,” and that she apologizes for anything she’s done to Taylor since the whole thing started in 2014. She went on about how there are more important things happening in the world, and even said that Taylor is a “fantastic songwriter.” We’re not sure we’d go that far, but it’s not our fight to fight.

Katy of course had to do something extra, so she followed this statement by singing a little bit of “Let It Go” from Frozen, just in case the message wasn’t clear already. Speaking of extra, Katy also shared a video of her getting an hour-long therapy session, in which she cries a lot and explains why she cut her hair. It’s interesting enough, but also like what are you doing putting your therapy on YouTube?

So will Taylor the ice queen give a shit about Katy’s white flag? TBD, but she hasn’t made any public comment yet. She probably has to look into her evil magic mirror and make sure she’s still the fairest one of all before she makes any decisions, so don’t hold your breath. Taylor knows she has the upper hand right now, so she can make Katy sit around waiting for an apology as long as she wants. Kind of like in middle school when your friend broke your favorite pink gel pen and bought you a new one because she was so sorry but you still waited until the last minute to invite her to your birthday party so she knew not to mess with you again. Actually, it’s exactly like that. Taylor Swift is just an overgrown middle school girl with a six figure bank account. Why have I never realized it before?

Oh Shit

In the meantime, you can listen to Taylor’s whole catalog on Spotify, or just don’t because a snake will always be a snake. #TeamKimye, in case you forgot the shenanigans of last summer. Go listen to Kanye instead, or go outside or something.