Kim Kardashian wearing snake colors.Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
The INSIDER Summary:
- People keep sending Kim Kardashian snake emojis on Twitter.
- However, as BuzzFeed noticed, the snake emojis aren’t appearing in any of her Instagram comments.
- People think Kardashian has blocked the emoji on Instagram.
- When we tried to leave a comment with a snake emoji on Kardashian’s Instagram, we could see it immediately after posting, but it disappeared when we logged out.
- It’s probably because of her feud with Taylor Swift, who’s releasing a new single on Thursday night.
People can’t comment with the snake emoji (that is, 🐍) on Kim Kardashian West’s Instagram posts, INSIDER has confirmed.
If you try to post the emoji, your comment won’t be visible to other people, as BuzzFeed first noticed. People started spamming Kardashian with snake emojis in her comments after Taylor Swift, one of her celebrity enemies, announced her new album, forthcoming on November 10. Her single, dropping Thursday night, is expected to be a fiery diss track and was teased through several videos of an angry snake.
You can see people still sending Kardashian snake emojis on Twitter to see what I mean. It’s relentless.
But on Instagram, try to comment with a snake emoji and it won’t show up to other people.
Here’s a comment I posted on one of Kardashian’s Instagram photos to test the snake filter.
I hope she answers. Instagram
When I’m logged out, it’s not there.
The comment is gone. Instagram
Kardashian probably used Instagram’s anti-abuse measure to stop spammers from flooding her comments with the emoji.
Instagram introduced a filter that hides certain keywords — these can be words or emojis — from appearing in your comments in July 2016, during Swift’s feud with Calvin Harris. After Swift and Harris broke up, people spammed Swift’s Instagram comments with snake emojis. Instagram used the event to test out their filter system, which wiped away the snakes.
You can use the system yourself by going into the “Comments” section of your Instagram settings and adding a keyword or emoji as a keyword filter.
Here’s what the keyword filter looks like. Instagram
Kardashian blocking the snake emoji is too bad, because she seemed quite fond of it. She used it a lot for a National Snake Day tweet in 2016, on the anniversary of the day her feud with Swift ratcheted up. A lot of people interpreted the tweet as an attack on Swift.