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It Looks Like Kim Kardashian Has Blocked The Snake Emoji On Instagram

Hiss hiss, Swift.

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Swift has been teasing something big this past week with a series of three cryptic videos of a snake that she's posted on her social media channels β€” apparently a clever way of reclaiming the 🐍 emoji used against her.

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After all, you might recall how Kim Kardashian "exposed" the pop star via Snapchat on "National Snake Day" last year β€” which led to commenters flooding Swift's social media with the snake emoji.

Wait it's legit National Snake Day?!?!?They have holidays for everybody, I mean everything these days! 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

And then this year on National Snake Day, Swift's stans β€” Swifties β€” seemed to reclaim the emoji for the pop star.

So it perhaps wasn't *THAT* surprising that Swifties have been flooding Kim K's Twitter replies with the snake emoji in the wake of all this new music news.

bts pics from @CRFASHIONBOOK on my app. Loved this shoot: https://t.co/iZPdVHrUI4

Here are some of the replies to the above tweet:

@KimKardashian @CRFASHIONBOOK πŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸπŸβ€¦ https://t.co/sJSqrdRQwS

@KimKardashian @CRFASHIONBOOK 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍TAYLOR IS BACK🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

@KimKardashian @CRFASHIONBOOK 🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍🐍

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But if you head to Kim's Instagram, something interesting happens: the snake emoji is nowhere to be found. Could it be that the snake emoji is BLOCKED on Kim's feed? There was only one way to find out.

I (Sam) tried replying with a single serpent to Kim's most recent picture (a very pretty picture of the sky). When I was signed in to my own account, I could see the snake emoji.

But when you look at the comments section when you're NOT signed into my account, my snake emoji is nowhere to be found. It looks like the only person who can see the 🐍 on Kim K's feed is the account that commented it in the first place.

Instagram actually allows any user to block certain phrases in their comments β€” including emojis. This applies to all users, not just verified or high-profile accounts.

Instagram: @katienotopolous

If you go into the "Comments" section of Instagram's Settings, you can set a manual filter to keywords that commenters won't be able to use on your account.

An Instagram spokesperson confirmed, "We give people the choice to make their own lists of banned words or emojis that won’t appear in their comments."

UPDATE

BuzzFeed has included comment from Instagram.

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