Director Joseph Kahn has enraged the BeyHive with by claiming Beyonce's "Formation" music video copies Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" visual.
I thought it'd be Trump or Kim Jong-un who'd kickoff World War III, but it appears that title belongs to Joseph Kahn. The world-renowned director, *WHO IS KNOWN TO TROLL THE INTERNET FOR REACTION*, set his sights on Beyonce's impassioned fanbase.
Kahn started sipping the lemonade when he asked why everyone is "afraid of the Beehive?" "What can they do? Pop out of your twitter screen and force you to wear Gucci?"
This is not the first time you posted such foolishness. Instead of attacking fans & making racist remarks (we've all seen your old tweets)..
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) September 1, 2017
Dissatisfied at moderate outrage, Kahn threw a 1-2 punch. In an interview with the LA Times about his new film Bodied, which they describe as a "fish-out-of-water comedy that also serves as a searing examination of race, appropriation and freedom of speech in today’s America," Kahn takes things a step further. Likely agitated by the BeyHive's stance that "Look What You Made Me Do" drew inspiration from Beyonce's "Formation" video, Kahn refutes that as well as any comparisons to "Bad Blood."
“It’s not ‘Formation’ at all," Kahn said. "They try to say she’s wearing a black crop top and Beyoncé wore a black crop top. But they don’t realize in 2015 in ‘Bad Blood,’ Taylor Swift was wearing a black crop top."
Clearly, he's joking, but then drops this gem: "I really do think, by the way, that Beyoncé copied ‘Bad Blood.’”
That sounds authentic, but who knows. There's no telling whether Kahn is actually being serious, or it's just another explosive soundbite that he knows will make the Internet rounds (or both). I actually had the privilege to interview him in 2015 where we talked about all things Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and his evolution in the filmmaking industry. You can read that interview here. He was very candid and didn't think before he spoke. It was extremely refreshing and appreciated, but as we can see it gets him into trouble. I personally do not see a likeness between "Look" and "Formation" and "Bad Blood," but how else will we distract ourselves from 2017's impending doom than a catty feud?
For the record, it's Taylor's dance sequence that sparked all this drama to begin with.