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When it comes to Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry, we'll be the first to admit that we're Team Taylor. We're also the first to admit that we really wish these two would just try and make amends and stop with the back and forth, regardless of whatever transpired between them. Both parties probably did something wrong so y'all should just apologize, let it go and remember you don't have to like each other, but there is no need to cut each other down.
And that's the end of our Katy Perry-Taylor Swift rant! Now, on with the show!
During her 1989 tour stop in Foxborough, Mass. over the weekend, Taylor may have taken a jab at Katy while performing "Bad Blood" onstage. After last week's Taylor-Nicki Minaj-Katy Twitter brouhaha, it's clear that there is still mad beef between the two pop stars. Was this concert stunt just another clapback, courtesy of Taylor?
Yes. Or no, depending on who you believe.
During the song, which is allegedly about Katy backstabbing Taylor, a backup dancer held up a stuffed shark puppet, which made Taylor let out a little laugh. And since most people now associate sharks with Katy Perry's Superbowl halftime show (remember that the Right Shark was the real winner that night, not the Left Shark), social media is buzzing that the moment was a mini diss.
However, Taylor fans were quick to shoot down that theory because apparently during that moment in every show, that dancer does something weird to surprise Taylor. She even expects it now, which is why she was already turning toward the glass when the shark popped up. It's a wee little prank, if you will. If you watch videos of "Bad Blood" from other shows, you do see the dancer doing something silly at that part of the song, like pressing his face against the glass and making a funny face.
Of course, you can speculate that the dancer picked a shark on purpose to shade Katy; the timing does seem very suspicious given that the Twitter feud just happened a couple days before the show.
Or maybe Taylor just really likes puppet sharks and her dancer is the only who knows about her secret obsession. And he was trying to give her the confidence to let the world know about her love of puppet sharks.
Yeah, we're going to go with the "Taylor's obsessed with puppet sharks" theory. Check out the video and tell us what you think is going on during "Bad Blood," besides Swifty just straight slaying it.
Meanwhile, see Joel McHale take on Swift's Twitter feuding in this hilarious Soup clip.