2018 – Taylor Swift urged fans to stand up to bullies.
Taylor Swift referenced her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as she urged fans to stand up to bullies during the first night of her Reputation Stadium Tour on Tuesday (08May18).
The 28-year-old singer took to the stage at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, to kick off her highly-anticipated tour. And while the eight costume changes, impressive choreography and guest appearances delighted fans, it was Taylor’s decision to address her long-running feud with Kim and Kanye that surprised audience members the most.
Referencing the snake images that littered the stage throughout the concert, Taylor explained: “You might be wondering why there are so many snakes… A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on. And then a lot of people called me a lot of names on social media. And I went through some really low times for a while because of it.
“I went through some times when I didn’t know if I was gonna get to do this anymore and I guess the snakes – I wanted to send a message to you guys that if someone uses name-calling to bully you on social media and even if a lot of people jump on board with it, that doesn’t have to beat you. It can strengthen you instead.”