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Don’t forget what really counts.
If you care at all about the petty micro-dramas of celebrity life—don’t give me that look, I goddamn know you do—you’ve already heard that Kim Kardashian had the receipts to prove that Taylor Swift was warned about and approved the personally provocative lyrics to Kanye West‘s “Famous.”
But call me jaded; I just didn’t find anything about this beef all that juicy. I couldn’t escape the feeling that it was a little bit forced, a little desperate. And, as many on Twitter were quick to point out, there are far more important things to worry about at the moment. Here are just a few:
There are more important things going on in the world today, but instead all I see on my newsfeed is stuff about Taylor swift and Kanye..😞
— Kyra Katz (@kyraa_k20) July 18, 2016
It’s true. Did you hear about the things? Very important.
There are so many more important issues to be worried about than Kanye fucking west and Taylor swift having some petty stupid argument
— lucyloo (@lucyhodsonn) July 18, 2016
Arguably as important as the things are the issues.
There’s no denying the importance of stuff.
fucksake, there’s so much more important shit going on in the world other than just what kim k’s doing to slag Taylor swift off
— samph (@sampadgey) July 18, 2016
Shit is among the most important things (or “stuff”) I can think of.
5) Shit Happening
And American media picks up on Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift’s feud like there isn’t more important shit happening in the world.
— LeeAnn (@recapturedyouth) July 18, 2016
Also important: shit happening.
6) Finding a Pikachu
I don’t give two shots about Taylor swift or Kim k. Y’all shut up! ITS A DISTRACTION FROM THE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS!! LIKE FINDING A PIKACHU
— Alicia Marie Ramos (@mariemoonpie) July 18, 2016
It’s frankly offensive that anyone would consider anything more important.
Not to be confused with “issues,” we cannot forget the importance of “matters.”
It’s sad that the news is covering stories like Taylor Swift and Kanye when there is much more important stories to cover right now
— chloe donnelley (@ChloeDonnelley) July 18, 2016
SMH at anyone who thinks stories aren’t important.
Even though there are more important news to catch up on, I’m living for this Kim K exposing Taylor Swift.
— Rosa Hernandez (@milkyfresh416) July 18, 2016
I actually think news and Taylor are equally important, but OK.
10) Actual News
It bothers me how Kim K and Taylor Swift seem so much more important to most people than ACTUAL NEWS.
— michelle (@neonlightdodie) July 18, 2016
Meanwhile, actual news is definitely more important.
This Kim k and Taylor swift drama is dumb af. Worry about something more important.
— Henry Alfaro (@HenryAlfarost6) July 18, 2016
Something may be the most important of all.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'