ICYMI, new Taylor Swift music is IMMINENT. We're getting a new album in November and a new song this Friday.
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 — apparently a clever way of reclaiming the 🐍 emoji used against her.
After all, you might recall how Kim Kardashian "exposed" the pop star via Snapchat on "National Snake Day" last year — which led to commenters flooding Swift's social media with the snake emoji.
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.
Here are some of the replies to the above tweet:
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 — including emojis. This applies to all users, not just verified or high-profile accounts.
In the meantime, props for Kim for probably staying on top of the ball for this round of the feud.
BuzzFeed has included comment from Instagram.