Taylor Swift is doing some virtual housekeeping.
Days after her big victory in her groping trial, the singer shocked her fans on Friday by deleting content on her social media accounts. First to go was everything on Instagram, where she has 102 million followers.
Gone are the photos of her squad and famous ex-boyfriends. We’ll only have memories of the time she crashed a fan’s wedding. Ditto for all the cat videos featuring Detective Olivia Benson and Dr. Meredith Grey. We may never again get a look inside her $18 million Rhode Island beach house.
Swift’s Tumblr is a clean slate as well. So is her official website.
As we write, posts are still being deleted from Twitter, where she has 85.4 million followers, and Facebook, where she has 74 million followers. The things left are from 2015 and earlier. (We can’t help but wonder whose job it is to hit the delete button. Maybe she’s getting help from her cats.)
Swift offered no explanation for why her pages are being wiped clean, but the internet, of course, has its theories. A popular one involves Katy Perry. In the midst of her deleting spree, Swift reportedly followed Perry on Twitter. You know, the musical rival with whom she has been feuding for the last four years over Perry allegedly trying to “steal” some of Swift’s touring crew and sabotage her. However, as quickly as Swift followed Perry, she unfollowed her — and everyone else she previously followed. (Swift isn’t following anyone on Instagram anymore either. Sorry, Karlie Kloss, Blake Lively, Lorde, Jaime King, Ed Sheeran, and the other VIPs.)
The internet is now conjuring up a story that Swift briefly followed Perry because they are planning a big reconciliation at next week’s MTV VMAs. Perry is hosting the show, which is known for its dramatic moments.
It’s unclear how the dots were connected from a follow to a TV reunion, but it’s the internet. People say whatever they want. Oh, and they have lots to say about Swift’s, um, “blank space” on the web.
Ladies and gentlemen, Taylor Swift has broke the Internet. pic.twitter.com/CwxrGtDg2A
— Taylor Swift Facts (@TSwiftFCT) August 18, 2017
ALL of Taylor Swift's social media pages are BLANK. Is a comeback happening soon? pic.twitter.com/vvUyeLPbQq
— Shady Music Facts (@TheShadyFacts) August 18, 2017
Me trying to wait patiently for the Taylor Swift comeback. pic.twitter.com/9IS7wYkt9V
— Joey O'Hern (@joeyohern) August 18, 2017
Will Swift leave the accounts blank? Will she release new music? Will she make nice with Perry? Will she share her first photo of Joe Alwyn? (Pretty please!) All burning questions on the minds of her fans.
Your move, Tay.
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