Report: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry's Bloodfeud Began With John Mayer

An immense shadow has come to loom over our planet: the passive-aggressive shade thrown by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who have taken to outlets including but not limited to: Rolling Stone and in order to accuse one another of being mean. Why us, the world wonders in silent fear. What have we done to deserve this ignominious battle of subtweets waged on our very own Internet?

The answer is: we permitted poncho-clad nightmare human John Mayer to become a celebrity. We have brought this upon ourselves.

According to Page Six, the Swift/Perry bloodfeud — which is now about business and the stealing of backup dancers — has its cursèd roots in both stars’ relationships with Mayer. As we all shudderingly recall, Taylor Swift and John Mayer had “a love affair” in 2010 that yielded a song entitled “Dear John” (sample lyrics: “Don’t you think 19’s too young to be played by/Your dark twisted games?”).

In 2012, Mayer and Katy Perry had a relationship of their own; apparently, he was humiliated by Taylor Swift’s song, and his angry words on the subject hardened Katy Perry’s heart against her. “Perry started making digs at Taylor from then on,” says a source.

From whence, apparently, we get the bloodfeud. Pray for us all. [Page Six]

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