Taylor Swift is not playing around!
The superstar reportedly fired her backup dancer and close friend Toshi after discovering that he allegedly posted a series of disturbing memes on his Instagram page — some of which were “jokes” about sexual assault.
Before his account turned private, fans shared screenshots of some of the offensive images Toshi shared, which included jokes about women belonging in the kitchen and downright unsettling jokes about rape:
Toshi, a dancer, from @taylorswift13├óΓé¼Γäós tour posted these disgusting memes on his story on Instagram. s I am writing you this, not as a Swiftie, but a woman, to tell you that these posts you make are not even remotely funny. @taylornation13 @scottborchetta #ToshI pic.twitter.com/vW3rs7Jt07
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Savvyswiftie1989 ├░┼╕┬É┬ó (@savvyswiftie) May 26, 2018
OMG, who thinks this shit is funny!?
Not Taylor. The 28-year-old was reportedly “livid” with Toshi after learning about his online behavior and, according to Access Online, terminated his contract.
Although the Reputation singer considered Toshi one of her close friends, a source told DailyMail.com she could not defend such revolting posts:
“She has considered him one of her closest friends on the road after recruiting him for her 1989 tour back in 2014. But she simply cannot endorse this behavior and to do so would be setting a bad example to her fans.”
Tay definitely made the right call — because her fans are rightfully outraged by Toshi’s behavior:
As a fucking survivor, I am LIVID that Toshi would ever post something about any kind of assault, jokingly. It├óΓé¼Γäós not a fucking joke. My fucking life being god damn ruined is not a fucking joke. 4 years later, I still fucking struggle. I├óΓé¼Γäóm disappointed. @taylorswift13
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ sydney is the #1 ootw stan (@polaroidofus928) May 26, 2018
Can you even fathom @taylorswift13 hiring you AND giving you $50k for your sick nephew and then disrespecting women and sexual assualt as if pouring salt in her wounds? Like yikes Toshi. You did something bad.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Kelli- REP Detroit 123:4:21 (@serpentswift) May 29, 2018
Wow just read about Toshi. Since @taylorswift13 is the nicest person on Earth, I├óΓé¼Γäóm sure she├óΓé¼Γäós upset it came to this. It goes to show how important it is for her to be a good role model for her fans.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ SaintLouisSwifties├░┼╕┼Æ╦å (@LouisSwifties) May 29, 2018
Back to Katy Perry you go!
[Image via John Rainford/WENN.]