From Lady Gaga To Taylor Swift: 8 Celebrity Women Who Refuse To Be Pitted Against Each Other
Here's to the sisterhood
It can’t be easy having every aspect of your life splashed across the front pages, which it’s why it’s so good that a bunch of female celebrities have each other’s backs when it comes to negotiating the toughest parts of being in the industry.
From Taylor Swift throwing her support behind Ariana Grande, to Pink well and truly crushing rumours that Lady Gaga pinched her epic gymnastics routine, these eight celebrities have absolutely no time for being pitted against each other by the patriarchy.
Pink and Lady Gaga
While everyone agreed that Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl performance was out of this world incredible, some people suggested that she had copied part of the gymnastics routine from Pink’s world tour.
Keeping it classy, the 38-year-old shut down the criticism in an empowering message: “Let’s celebrate a woman who has the guts to jump off a roof and stand up there in the first place. Who cares If I flew first? Cause I didn’t! Cirque and Peter Pan been in the air for years!”
Nikki Reed and Nina Dobrev
People had speculated that the former Vampire Diaries star had problems with her ex-boyfriend’s now wife Nikki Reed, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In a lengthy text post, she clarified: “Here's to putting an end to all those fake stories of on set jealousy, betrayal, made-up-friendships lost & women hating women."
Emliy Ratajkowski and Kim Kardashian
When the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star dropped a nude selfie back in 2014, the model stuck up for her right to share as many naked pictures as her heart desires. “Love when a man comments on a woman's decision to post a nude photo. Her body, her career. Sexist bullsh*t. @KimKardashian.”
Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift
Following the #NationalSnakeDay drama of 2015, Selena Gomez came forward to throw her support behind her best pal and to make a courageous attempt to redirect the discussion around some of the issues that really matter in the world.
“There are more important things to talk about... Why can't people use their voice for something that fucking matters?” she wrote. “Truth is last thing we need right now is hate, in any form.”
Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande
Before the singer became engaged to Pete Davidson, she had been linked to several other celebrities. In a passionate feminist message on Twitter, she wrote: "A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it. I’m tired of needing to be linked to a guy. I’m not Big Sean's ex, I’m not Niall’s new possible girl. I’m Ariana Grande.”
That prompted Taylor to respond: “@ArianaGrande I'm so proud of you, always. But especially today. "She will need her sisterhood.""
Christina Aguilera and Miley Cyrus
Back when Miley was doing her thing on the #Bangerz tour, fellow Disney alumni Christina Aguilera had absolutely no problem with the next generation rocking those iconic sexy slacks: “Cheers from one dirrty girl to the next @MileyCyrus...wear em' loud & proud, girl- yes!!”
Lady Gaga and Mariah Carey
Two international superstars casually hanging out in one room? That’s exactly what happened when Mariah and Lady Gaga got together over the festive period: “Hey ladies, Merry F*cking Christmas. Love, Mariah and Gaga,” she wrote. “This lady is so kind, such a star, and sounding legendary tonight at Beacon Theatre.”
Gigi and Bella Hadid
Crushing rumours that their sibling rivalry extends to their careers, older sister Gigi told V Magazine: "I feel lucky to be able to have a piece of home in my work environment.
“We are each other's biggest fans. It has been a huge joy of my life to watch my little sister flourish and to help when I can! I would say that out of everything, Bella and I are the least competitive about our careers. We are more competitive about holiday cooking.”
Three cheers to the sisterhood.