‘Name a Bitch Badder Than Taylor Swift’ Tweet Backfires, Goes Viral
Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift? The internet is happy to oblige the request.
Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/AkSyQBUIME
— Nutella (@xnulz) November 10, 2017
In November, Twitter user @xnulz posted a seemingly innocuous message, rhetorically challenging followers to “Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift” next to an image of a still from the video for “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Welp, the sentiment quickly backfired, went viral and drew the ire of Twitter-users who weren’t content letting Swift eclipse the likes of iconic artists and noteworthy feminists. Followers answered @xnulz by bringing up the likes of astronaut Sally Ride, education activist and gun violence survivor Malala Yousafzai and Underground Railroad engineer Harriet Tubman, just to name a few.
And even when followers answered in jest, they still made their point — that Swift was hardly the best and brightest — loudly and clearly.
Look back at the best replies to “Name a bitch badder than Taylor Swift” below.
At 15, @Malala was shot in the head by the Taliban for insisting that girls had the right to an education. At 17, she became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in history. At 18, she opened a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon. https://t.co/UjPdnoqc0o
— shauna (@goldengateblond) December 3, 2017
Safiyyah Khan, British-Pakistani girl who smiled down on an ultra right protester.https://t.co/4G22Ot9wI8
And she's wearing FREE PALESTINE t-shirt while at it. pic.twitter.com/vAOnp6to0F
— anak baik-baik™ (@pitoist) December 3, 2017
Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya: her husband was killed by the Nazis in 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. She went to the Soviet gov’t and demanded to get a tank to kill Nazis. The gov’t relented and she killed Nazis with her tank. pic.twitter.com/9Iinz8ndxx
— (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ (@shonan_naminori) December 2, 2017
Rosa Parks, Ada Lovelace, Violet Gibson, Aphra Behn, Elizabeth Fry, Caterina Sforza, Empress Wu Zetian, Marie Curie, Marilyn Monroe, Harper Lee, Bonnie Greer, Naomi Klein, Jane Austin, Nancy Wake, Billie Holiday, Carrie Fisher, Nina Simone, Katherine Jonson, Mehri Black
— Christian Dabnor (@dabnorfish) November 11, 2017
Jennicet Gutiérrez, a Mexican Trans woman, risked jail, surveillance, and violence by entering a room full of rich cis white gays and disrupted Obama’s speech celebrating same sex marriage to advocate for undocumented people held in detention centers. https://t.co/xTFHr1YrrA
— Queer Xicano Chisme (@QueerXiChisme) December 3, 2017
During the time of partition, my family was forced to migrate to India because of their religion. The train my grandmother was in was attacked by religious fundamentalists who intended to kill. So my grandma pretended to be dead and hid amongst the dead bodies. She was 13. https://t.co/jLB4YpQgZ2
— Purva (@thatobesewoman) December 4, 2017
Elizabeth Freeman was the first enslaved Black person to sue for freedom & win. She ended slavery in Massachusetts. https://t.co/kAi4vxzrLY
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) December 3, 2017
We have now established that just about every bitch is a bitch badder than Taylor Swift.
— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) December 4, 2017