It’s well-established that Taylor Swift has the ultimate friend squad of any given celebrity. Her clique is very exclusive, filled with Hollywood A-listers galore. Although Swift’s squad members vary between actors, models and singers – oh my! – they are all beautiful and rich and successful in their own right.
This, of course, means a lot of attention, as it usually does for the most popular girls in school. Joining Swift’s group of high-profile friends entails an even brighter spotlight. Some of us common folk love seeing social media blow up with #squadgoals. Others, not so much.
Hailey Baldwin, for example, is not having it with Swift and her group. She’s not a member of it and it looks like she’s not intending on being one anytime soon. In a recent interview with Yahoo, Baldwin said she just doesn’t get Swift’s need to promote her friends as an exclusive group.
“I don’t know what having a squad means,” the model said. “I just have my friends and that’s it.” Yikes. She then elaborates: “I don’t think that you need to create a public squad. I don’t know what that proves. So I don’t really understand the Taylor Swift squad at all.”
Taylor Swift must be feeling chilly right now because that’s what we call some serious shade.
Baldwin isn’t the first to criticize Swift’s squad. Demi Lovato has vocally gone against the group many times, as well as Swift herself. Back in October, she criticized the song “Bad Blood” for promoting competition among women rather than unity. “I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment.” Lovato was reported to have said. The singer also berated the squad for their body types. “This will probably get me in trouble, but I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body,” Lovato explained Yahoo. “It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like.” That same day, the pop singer decided to take a break from Twitter.
Although Lovato’s body-shaming is problematic on its own accord, it’s understandable Swift’s squad can come across as clique-y or exclusive. Hopefully, Baldwin’s comments won’t gain the same attention that Lovato’s did. No word yet on how T-Swift’s BFFs are reacting to them, though it appears none of them are close with her to begin with.
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[H/T: Elite Daily]