Ride the Snake: A Brief History of an Emoji

Aug 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm |
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Sometimes a snake is just a forked-tongue serpent and sometimes it’s T-Swift

Do not mess with Kim Kardashian. I will say it again, DO NOT MESS WITH KIM. She is a force majeure, the power broker of the elite and a badass b*tch. If you cross her or throw shade at her family, she will take. you. down. We all know this, but, apparently, Taylor Swift didn’t believe it. And now look where she is: on the ground, squirming around in the dirt… like a snake.

One perk to being an major celebrity is the prowess to adopt an emoji and making it your own. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna did it with the clover, Beyoncé has the bee and lemon, and, when Taylor tried to cooked up some beef with Kanye, Kim threw the snake at her. Now Swift’s IG is so filled up with serpents that Samuel L. Jackson wouldn’t get near it.

The snaking got so wild that Instagram purportedly blocked the emoji from Swift’s account. And now that Sahara Ray, Aussie model and designer, is dating Bieber, people are throwing the snake at her too. Will IG have to ban it from her account as well? And has the emoji gotten too powerful for its own scales?

Tswift Snakes

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The snake got a strangle hold on Swift

Sometimes a celebrity becomes so powerful that they can define an emoji. When Taylor Swift crossed ex, Calvin Harris, and then, Kanye, she got the snake. And now it has a strangle hold on her. So what’s behind that slithering serpent?

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