The internet was buzzing with rumors this past week when Twitter user @kathyparkk tweeted an excruciatingly blurry photo of two women so close together you can’t tell where one face ends and the other begins claiming that it was a photo of Taylor Swift and her close friend Karlie Kloss “making out” with the hashtag #confirmed. Except, of course, it was not confirmed at all. A representative for Taylor Swift shot down the rumors that Kloss and Swift have any kind of sexual relationship and called the assertion “hilarious.”
Swift is known for being physically affectionate with her friends in public, and seems to be a generally touchy-feely type of lady, but allegedly the photo in question is the result of loud noise. The picture was taken at a concert for The 1975, and the young ladies were merely trying to hear each other speak over the music.
Still, Swift and Kloss seem to be close and affectionate friends, with pictures of them hand-in-hand or posing close together surfacing all over the internet, but none of them are quite as incriminating as @Kathyparkk’s claimed to be.
But even if we can’t exactly welcome the fabulous Taylor Swift to the lesbian side, she’s still been doing more and more to identify herself subtly as an LGBT supporter. We’ve written before about how Swift has been taking public stances on issues as of late more than she ever has before, including identifying as a feminist, and giving subtle nods to the LGBT community. Some are even calling her new song “Welcome To New York” the new LGBT anthem thanks to its upbeat tune and message paired with an obvious pro-LGBT line.
In the past, Taylor Swift had been rather silent on LGBT issues, though she did speak out back in 2009 on the anniversary of the death of Lawrence King, a teenager who was allegedly killed for being gay, stating “On the anniversary of Lawrence’s death, we need to remember that he was killed just for being who he was. If we forget, this kind of crime could happen again. My parents taught me never to judge others based on whom they love, what color their skin is, or their religion. Why make life miserable for someone when you could be using your energy for good? We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful. When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.”
Now, Taylor Swift is celebrating some additions to her impressive collection of grammy nominations from throughout the years, and seems to be really excited at the nom she received for her hit song “Shake it Off.” She tweeted this morning “A song I wrote about shaking off things that don’t matter just got nominated for 3 Grammys, including record and song of the year. GUYS.”
Congrats on the nominations, Taylor!