LOS ANGELES: Taylor Swift, known to be amongst one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy. Fans wondered whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to reinvent herself, or other things.
Swift, has 85 million Twitter followers and 102 million Instagram followers. Despite this immense following, she was quick to delete all of her Instagram photos, posts on Tumblr, and even remove her avatar from her Facebook page where all postings prior to December 2015 were missing.
The “Blank Space” singer also deleted years of Twitter posts. In the end, her official website showed just a black screen.
“I’m scared to go to sleep thanks to Taylor Swift like what if she drops a new song,” tweeted an anxious fan with the handle @shadesoftaylor.
“I woke up literally 7 minutes ago what in the world is going on with Taylor Swift,” wrote a fan called Jordyn, on Twitter.
“Is the new era coming or she has been hacked ??,.” tweeted another fan using the handle TaylorSwiftNow.
Taylor’s publicist did not return any calls for comment in regards to this matter, but the development follows a busy two weeks for Swift, who ended a six-month absence from the public spotlight earlier this month to testify in a high-profile groping trial in Denver, Colorado.
Swift, 27, was awarded the symbolic $1 in damages on Monday that she had sought after a federal jury in Denver found that a radio DJ had grabbed her bottom while posing for a photo with her back in 2013.
Her brave testimony describing the incident was applauded by fans and women’s rights groups alike for highlighting the issue of sexual assault. Swift later made a donation to the sexual violence campaign as well as support group Joyful Heart Foundation.
Usually present everywhere on social media and red carpets, Swift largely dropped out of public view earlier this year after a highly publicized 2016 summer fling with British actor Tom Hiddleston, and feuds with Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Katy Perry – all that worked against her favor.