If you thought the era of Taylor Swift Internet feuds was over, then you're more naive than I even thought.
In today's world news, Avril Lavigne is making an energetic play for a Taylor Swift Twitter feud all of her own. It started with a Tumblr post (above) someone created comparing the way that Taylor Swift and other musical artists interact with their fans. According to the photo compilation, other celebs are robot-like and awkward and don't want to physically touch the dirty peasants who for some reason are obsessed with them, whereas Taylor Swift immerses herself among the happy children who love her, making them even happier.
The comparison is not exactly scientific, and clearly relies on especially awkward photos of Katy Perry, Kanye, Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears. But it cannot be ignored, because of what happened next: Taylor Swift liked the post. (Or the sentient social media robot who runs her Tumblr account did.)
Using my expertise and analytical skills, I've formed a hypothesis that this passive aggressive like was possibly intended as a counterattack to Katy Perry's passive aggressive follow of an Instagram account called "sluttytaylorswift." But so far there's been no word from the Katy Perry camp (yet), and a lot of words from Team Avril Lavigne, who in my studied opinion might have just been caught in the crossfire.
Lavigne's fans are accusing Swift of—get this—pitting women against each other. Taylor Swift really set herself up for that one with the tweet that keeps on giving people reason to accuse her of pitting women against each other. And Lavigne herself responded:
Wow. A counterexample collage. Bold. Well, knowing celebrity Twitter feuds, this will probably quietly blow over now, everyone will make up, and we'll all have learned a valuable life lesson we won't soon forget.