Kim Kardashian Seems to Have Blocked the Snake Emoji from Her Instagram Comments
Taylor Swift has been dominating social media this week, teasing her new album Reputation with short clips of a creepy snake. Many assume she’s reclaiming the serpent after being called a snake and then spammed with snake emojis during her falling out with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Now, according to some sleuthing by BuzzFeed, Kardashian appears to have blocked snake emojis from her Instagram comments, and Swift fans are LIVING for the irony.
Back in the summer of 2016, Instagram developed a filter that could automatically delete whatever words and emojis users wanted from their comments. Swift, who had forever been pegged a snake thanks to the below tweet from Kardashian, was one of the first accounts to test it, and soon, her feed was snake free.
Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 17, 2016
Now, Kardashian’s Instagram comments are also snake free. BuzzFeed tried to comment a snake on Kardashian’s latest pic and, sure enough, it didn’t show up. Swift fans were amused by the revelation, to say the least.
KIM HAS THE SNAKE EMOJI BLOCKED FROM BEING USED IN HER INSTAGRAM COMMENTS I'M LITERALLY SCREAMING
— katelyn (@noitskatelyn) August 23, 2017
This tea tastes good today 🐍☕️ https://t.co/USNMgawrHz
— tilly rose 🥀 (@tillyaddle) August 24, 2017
Meanwhile Kim Kardashian has blocked "snake" & 🐍 comments on her Insta feed 😂😂😂
— El Uchiha (@imSasK13) August 24, 2017
Unfortunately for Kardashian, Twitter doesn’t have the same specific blocking function as Instagram, and Swifties are flooding Kardashian’s Twitter mentions with the little green emoji. Take a look:
— Agata Sadowska (@agataswift13) August 23, 2017
— REPUTATION (@WANEGBT_stan) August 23, 2017
🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍 pic.twitter.com/cUKAWf3cIE
— 我看着也是醉了 (@Tay19891213lor) August 23, 2017
You get the picture.
Of course, we don’t know how long Kardashian has had the snake filtered out of her IG feed, or whether it had anything to do with the timing of Swift’s album announcement. Regardless, we’re sure she’s glad she did it when she did — the Swift album cycle is just ramping up.
What do you think about Kim Kardashian blocking snake emojis on Instagram? Let us know @BritandCo.
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