The are plenty of sequels no one cares about this summer:
You’ve got Tom Cruise picking up where Brendan Fraser left off (sadly, not in Encino Man 2); Johnny Depp trotting out the same sea-faring Keith Richards schtick he’s been working since 2003; and of course, More Motherf–king Minions.
But not even the stalest of movie franchises can compete with eyeroll-inducing tedium that comes with yet another round of the endless feud between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
If you saw her cringe-inducing dabs during her recent SNL performance, you know that Katy has been waging a non-stop war against coolness, but she’s taken time out from that tireless campaign to fire more shots at her lanky, blonde rival.
The beef began anew when Katy released "Swish, Swish," a single in which she took some pretty blatant digs at Taylor.
It continued when Katy challenged Taylor to "finish" their feud during an appearance on The Late, Late Show with James Corden.
It’s still not totally clear what she meant by that comment (fingers crossed for a West Side Story-esque dance-fight), but one thing is abundantly apparent:
Katy has no intention of letting this thing go.
Asked about her comments to Corden in a recent interview with NME, Perry elaborated – but kept it cryptic:
“Well, James Corden makes me and the whole world feel very safe,” Perry said.
“No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.”
That may sound like a fairly Zen take on the matter, but Katy says she’s no ancient Eastern ascetic:
“I mean, I’m not Buddha — things irritate me,” she told the magazine.
“I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That’s so messed up!”
Yeah, she kinda upped the ante with the character assassination comment.
Perhaps a bit melodramatic, since this is a woman who was often by Hillary Clinton’s side on the campaign trail, and has therefore seen the consequences of true character assassination firsthand.
Speaking of which, we’re surprised Katy never reminds her fans of those rumors that Taylor voted for Trump.
You want to make sure your predominantly under-30 audience stays on your side, we can’t think of a better method that pointing out that your rival might be in league with the Orange Menace.