Kim Kardashian Seems to Have Blocked the Snake Emoji on Instagram

Sssuspicious timing.

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Basically anyone who follows pop culture knows the following two things: that last year, Kim Kardashian forever made it so that people would associate the snake emoji with Taylor Swift (opens in new tab):

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And that Taylor Swift recently revealed a set of snake imagery (opens in new tab) in the run-up for the release for her first single off her sixth album Reputation:

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Tay's move to reclaim the snake emoji is a savvy one, and while Kim might've been the one to link the two forever, she's now the one receiving a slew of snake emojis in return. But while you can see a gathering of serpents in her Twitter mentions...

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...you can't see the same happening on any of her Instagram posts; just take a peek into the comments on her latest gram:

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BuzzFeed decided to investigate (opens in new tab) why Kim's Instagram was snake-free, and the conclusion: that she'd actually blocked the snake emoji...using the same feature Instagram tested (opens in new tab) on Taylor's account back when this whole mess first bubbled over.

It looks like in this case... the snake is eating its own tail, as this whole Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian feud comes full circle.

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