When confronted with unnecessary drama, we often remark that the situation is "like something out of high school."
The sad truth that we don't want to admit to ourselves is that the adult world is frequently characterized by pettiness, backstabbing, grudges, and rumors, and high school is just our earliest exposure to this type of behavior.
Take the the three-way shade-fest between Kim Kardashian Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, for example.
As you may recall, the Kim vs. Taylor feud began last year, when Swift got upset over some lyrics on Kanye West's album, and Kim busted out the receipts proving that Taylor had (as Kanye claimed) given him permission to record the offending line.
It was a mess, and Swift came away from it looking shady AF, but until recently, it looked as though Kim and Taylor had put their beef behind them.
Considering they're two of the world's most influential women, they're 36 and 27 years old, respectively, and one of them is soon to be a mother of three, letting bygones be bygones seemed like the most appropriate course of action.
That's where Selena Gomez enters the equation.
Selena, as you may know, has a lot on her plate these days, what with being the recipient of a life-saving kidney transplant and rekindling her romance with arguably the world's most famous recording artist.
So these days, Selena probably has very little time for Mean Girl drama, but the same can't be said of Kim "Cool Mom" Kardashian.
According to Hollywood Life, Kim has been "liking" and "favoriting" Selena's social media posts non-stop lately.
The site insists its Kim's way of "taunting" Selena's bestie, Taylor Swift.
That's a bit of a stretch, but it's a holiday week, and content that doesn't include the word "grope" is hard to come by these days, so we'll allow it.
Sure, it's possible that Kim was liking Selena's Instagram selfies simply because she liked the selfies, but where's the fun in that?
Those party poopers over at Gossip Cop have taken things a step further, suggesting that all those "likes" might be Kim's way of extending an olive branch to Taylor.
We literally can't think of a more lame-ass, timid, roundabout way of getting back into someone's good graces, and Kim doesn't strike us as the shy type, so we're gonna go ahead and toss that notion.
It's one thing to meticulously dissect a situation in search of drama, but to squash it?
Didn't these people go to high school?!