A Taylor Swift backup dancer is coming under fire for reportedly posting a series of sexist and problematic Instagram Stories. The music news Twitter account Pop Crave captured screen shots that it claims came from Swift’s longtime background dancer, Kim “Toshi” Davidson.
The contents are offensive: One suggests the Australia women’s soccer team should go “back to the kitchen” because they had a losing season. Another has the caption “every girl’s weakness,” alongside pictures of chloroform, a dish cloth, a forest, and a black van. The third photo makes a “joke” about sexual assault.
Davidson’s Instagram account has since seemingly been deleted, and he hasn’t tweeted since May 25th.
According to the reports, Swift is “livid” over the posts and has fired Toshi as a result. Toshi was not at Swift’s latest Reputation Stadium Tour stop over the weekend. The two have worked together for years; in 2015 Swift even donated $50,000 to Toshi’s GoFundMe for his infant nephew, who had
It’s safe to say that Swift fans are angry, but women who aren’t fans of the singer are even taking a stand against Toshi's sexist jokes. Many have taken to Twitter to share their disgust with the dancer.