That's What We Like to See: Taylor Swift's Squad Jumps to Her Defense

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Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift & Martha Hunt
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Just when you thought the whole Minaj-Swift Snafu of 2015 (opens in new tab) had finally blown over, Tay Tay's loyal companions jump back into the fray, defending her against a semi-famous detractor.

For context, Ed Droste of the band Grizzly Bear tweeted some not-complimentary things about Swift earlier this week, saying that she "frightens [him] genuinely" before retweeting (opens in new tab) a follower's link to a news article about Swift suing her former guitar teacher and another calling Swift "immensely evil."

In response to Droste's photo of the Star item detailing the alleged rules Swift had set for her girl squad—a dress code so she wouldn't be upstaged, standing behind her at all times—two crew members of the Taylor Swift Friendship Corps (opens in new tab) stepped up.

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Turning against Taylor Swift is dishearteningly in vogue now, but women building up other women will never go out of style. See what I did there? 

Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.