We're not sure anybody could have anticipated a Chrissy Teigen-Kid Rock-Taylor Swift internet feud—but in 2019, nothing totally surprises us anymore. Let's break down how this latest drama, which led to Teigen calling Kid Rock "pathetic," came to be.
Swift has become increasingly more vocal about her political views over the past year. She came out in support of two Tennessee Democrats during the midterm elections last fall. She wrote a public letter to her senator, explaining why the Equality Act—which focuses on the rights of the LGBTQ+ community—is important to her. And in her most recent Vogue cover story, she explained why she wasn't as vocal earlier in her career.
"I didn’t realize until recently that I could advocate for a community that I’m not a part of," she said. "It’s hard to know how to do that without being so fearful of making a mistake that you just freeze. Because my mistakes are very loud. When I make a mistake, it echoes through the canyons of the world. It’s clickbait, and it’s a part of my life story, and it’s a part of my career arc.”
This, apparently, did not sit well with Kid Rock—who has publicly supported President Donald Trump and even visited him in the White House. "Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period," he tweeted. "And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl."
That's when Teigen, never one to hold her tongue, got involved. "You're pathetic," she quote-tweeted. She even mockingly signed her name at the end of her tweet, just as Kid Rock did.
Swift has not commented publicly about either Teigen or Kid Rock's statements, but we'd love to know if she and Teigen are DM'ing about this whole thing.
Originally Appeared on Glamour