It's looking like a Hiddlestorm has caused some serious damage. Shortly after images of Taylor Swift kissing Tom Hiddleston surfaced via The Sun (in response to the photos, Bustle reached out to both Swift and Hiddleston's reps — Swift's rep has yet to respond, while Hiddleston's offered no comment), it seems that Swift's very recent ex Calvin Harris unfollowed and deleted any trace of his relationship with Swift off social media. Most notably, he even deleted the tweet that defended their relationship ending in the midst of the break-up, stating at the time, "The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect." Insert your own joke about "Bad Blood" here.
It isn't just a one-sided thing, though. Swift, for her part, seems to have deleted Harris off her Instagram feed like a badly filtered brunch pic. And we, the children of the Internet, are left a bit baffled. Not because of the reasoning: it's likely that Harris probably did a Swift purge in the wake of Hiddleswift. After all, it's only been two weeks since Tayvin publicly broke up, officially. And considering that there's a lot of evidence of Hiddleston and Swift getting buddy-buddy at the Met Gala, it's very possible seeing the photos sting. On her end, Swift doesn't have to respond to his actions with her usual basket of sunshine and kittens. They're both entitled to do what they want to do with their Instagram photos, no matter the reasoning.
No, the amusing thing about Harris and Swift's social media sweep doesn't exactly lie in the act itself. Purging an ex from your social media accounts is a common practice in the midst of a break-up, a tale as old as Twitter (or, like, MySpace or something). What's a little side-eye worthy in this saga is that you and I don't have millions of people reading about the status of our relationships everyday. Nobody is posting listicles about our vacation pics with our boyfriend. I mean, OK, I can't speak for you, but my point is that for us normals, it's possible for us to erase an entire relationship without many people noticing or caring.
But in this scenario? You have Swift, of the most prominent figures in music and pop culture today, and Harris, who is one of the most popular DJs around. It's clear from the fact that this article is being penned in the first place that nobody's going to forget their 15-month romance just because they took down a few Instagrams, or deleted a few tweets. So to do so seems like it might mean a little more.
Maybe these two crazy kids just need a cooling off period before they can patch things up and be friends again. You know, on social media. Until then, I'm excited to see if things will heat up between Swift and Hiddleston... and what Instagrams are to come next.
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