The “ME!” singer used a pink marching band in her act, which some argued was too similar to the marching bands Beyoncé used in her 2018 Coachella set. That set, which was just republicized in a Netflix documentary titled “Homecoming,” was widely referred to as “Beychella” and celebrated the culture of historically black colleges and universities.
— Opinionated Me (@opinion8dmecom) May 2, 2019
In response to Swift’s performance, many on Twitter began referring to her set as “Mayochella.” Additionally, side-by-side comparisons of Bey’s set vs. Tay’s set ran rampant.
The Grapevine even published a piece claiming that Swift was a “professional troll” who orchestrated her band to “get into gentrification.”
Here’s what the backlash looked like on Twitter:
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) May 2, 2019
— Bitonga Inhambane (@InhambaneAfrika) May 2, 2019
— DKT (@darleneturner53) May 2, 2019
the beyoncé i want vs the beyoncé my mom says we have at home pic.twitter.com/InGuKsA306
— 🌊 (@mattwhitlockPM) May 2, 2019
Honestly I don’t care if Taylor had that planned for months before Bey dropped Homecoming.
She had time to start over once she saw it, as any sane human would have done. #mayochellapic.twitter.com/6XMhVO3lXK
— 🥚Egg A Nazi 2019🥚 (@KGisWriting) May 2, 2019
— Norvina’s Mentions (@tshanicole24) May 2, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.