Taylor Swift is once again talking about the 2016 backlash she faced during her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
via Page Six:
“A mass public shaming, with millions of people saying you are quote-unquote canceled, is a very isolating experience,” the 29-year-old singer said in a new interview with Vogue. “When you say someone is canceled, it’s not a TV show. It’s a human being. You’re sending mass amounts of messaging to this person to either shut up, disappear, or it could also be perceived as, ‘Kill yourself.’”
Swift said she dealt with the backlash — which occurred after Kardashian posted a video of her seemingly approving lyrics about her in West’s song “Famous” — by writing new songs.
“I knew immediately I needed to make music about it because I knew it was the only way I could survive it,” she said. “It was the only way I could preserve my mental health and also tell the story of what it’s like to go through something so humiliating.”