On Friday, the Taylor Swift fandom had a complete meltdown when Taylor Swift's social media posts disappeared. Her Twitter photo evaporated, as did many of her tweets, all her Instagram posts were deleted, and so on and so forth. But what Swift's vanishing social media posts could mean for fans could be huge.
It's been nearly three long years since Swift dropped her last album 1989, and after long hiatus from the spotlight fans have been patiently waiting to see what's next from the 27-year-old entertainer. As many keep their fingers crossed that the recent social media blackout is a signal that something huge is on the horizon from Swift, there could be quite a few things that may factor in to the recent social shut down.
As many may know, Swift has been through quite an ordeal in recent days, successfully testifying and winning a sexual assault case against DJ David Mueller. Her victory in the civil suit was a large feat for many, but it goes without saying that something of that magnitude has to take a huge toll on a person, particularly due to its public nature.
While the reasons for her departure from the internet are unclear at this point, the possibilities, though speculative, remain vast. Of the many theories behind the disappearance, here are a few that we've taken a moment to explore:
1. A New Album
The most widely peculated theory is, of course, that Swift is about to drop a new album. Although, it remains unclear whether or not this is true, fans seem to be certain that an announcement of new music is on it's way.
2. A New Single
Perhaps, Swift intends to kick off the new era in her life with a single before heading into a full-fledged album release.
3. A New Phase In Her Life
It's quite possible that Swift is entering a transformation of sorts and looking to start off fresh with a new social media image – or none at all.
4. A Social Media Break
After the grueling civil trial in a case that called Swift to the stand to testify against her assaulter, it'd be totally understandable that Swift may have just decided to take a break from social media.
5. Nothing At All
Swift could have also very easily had her social media accounts hacked. It wouldn't be the first time a celeb has faced a hack attack of this nature. If this is the case, let's just hope that she can gain control of the situation quickly.
As Swifties patiently wait to learn the reasoning behind Taylor Swift's social media wipe, the Twitter-verse continues to speculate. After her long hiatus from the spotlight, it's safe to say that we're all holding out hope for new music announcement from the singer.