Taylor Swift's BFF Abigail Anderson went too far in the battle against Kanye West
Taylor Swift’s best friend Abigail Anderson is not about to let Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take her down. In the now-famous fight over the "Famous" lyrics, Swift is starting to face a wave of backlash from fans and celebrities alike. Anderson decided it was time that she stood up for her friend.
She went on a Twitter rant where she made a very public prayer for North West. In her now-deleted tweets, Anderson wrote, “Lord, hear my prayers. I pray God helps your daughter understand, that despite how many times she’ll hear daddy reference all women as ‘bitches,’ she isn’t one."
She continued, "I pray she understands her father actually IS faithful to her mother, despite all the adulterous comments she will hear her father making. I pray that she will understand ‘adultery and bitches’ are just daddy's form of art and not to worry because not every man thinks like him. Lastly, I pray for forgiveness. May God forgive you & your wife for doing to others the very things you pray are NEVER done to your daughter.”
Obviously, no one was having it.
Anderson quickly received hate (even death threats) from others on Twitter. She decided to delete her tweets, saying, “For the record, I usually delete my tweets once the death threats start rolling in... nothing more or less than that.”
Anderson in no way deserves death threats. No one deserves death threats on a social media channel. But she should take some of the commenters concerns to heart. What she was trying to do is point out how problematic West’s actions were toward women, but what she actually did was bring an innocent child into a disagreement between two adults. She definitely crossed the line.
No matter who you side with on this story, it’s completely inappropriate to use his daughter as a pawn in a thinly veiled insult-prayer. Anderson should be held accountable for what she said and apologize to both Kardashian and West. Deleting a tweet isn’t enough in this situation.
I’d like to believe that Swift understands this, too, and will encourage her best friend to issue an apology. She’s probably got a lot of other things to worry about for right now, though.