As of today, Taylor Swift has been wiped from social media. Her accounts are still there, but every photo that she’s ever shared, and even her profile pictures, are gone as if they’d never been there.
You might even say that she has … blank space.
Today’s date is actually a big deal for Taylor Swift, so — whether she was hacked or did this herself — the timing is not a coincidence.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr (she used to be very, very active on Tumblr) show zero activity on Taylor’s accounts.
Taylor Swift’s abrupt social media cleanse has fans buzzing.
That’s very understandable.
There was absolutely zero warning.
Sure, Taylor’s been less active in recent months on social media than she had been int he past.
Just this summer, she broke what had been months of social media silence to congratulate Selena Gomez on Selena’s new music.
Some wonder if this is just paving the way for what’s to come.
Others worry that Taylor’s been hacked — that someone got access to all of her accounts and decided to just wipe them out.
Her Instagram account looks like this now:
Aside from little details like her follower count, that looks like a brand new account instead of one belonging to one of the most popular celebrities in the world.
But today, August 18th, isn’t just any day.
Today is the three-year anniversary of Taylor Swift dropping "Shake It Off."
Today is also the three-year anniversary of Taylor Swift announcing her 1989 album.
So, barring some very unlikely malfunctions that occurred simultaneously on multiple social media platforms, there are two possibilities.
One, that someone wanted to hurt the singer — because they could — by wiping out years of hard work.
Two, that Taylor is preparing for something.
Think of it this way:
1989 marked Taylor’s foray into the true mainstream.
Her previous albums had enjoyed tremendous popularity, but they’d already had a strong Country element that limited their appeal.
1989 had none of that.
However, last year, with Taylor already fearful of overexposure and weakened by Calvin Harris’ treachurous tweets at her after their breakup, Taylor Swift faced Kim Kardashian’s carefully timed attack.
So many fickle fans turned on her, calling Taylor a "snake."
(Now, Taylor Swift is 100% a Slytherin, but that’s no insult and also not what people meant)
It’s been more than a year than that shameful time, and it feels like the time is right for Taylor to come back.
So today could mark preparations for Taylor to drop a new album.
We cannot tell you how exciting that is for us.
She’s wiped the slate clean and can be reborn anew, rising stronger.
Taylor has already vanquished a foe in court this week, winning her court battle against the man she says groped her.
She’s also been putting her money where her mouth is and donating to help other women who have been sexually assaulted.
Now sounds like the perfect time for a grand resurrection of her career.
Whatever Taylor has planned, we can’t wait to see it!