Taylor Swift has reportedly fired her long-term backing dancer Toshi, after he shared derogatory and sexist social media posts to his Instagram page.
The dancer and close friend of Swift has been performing for the singer since she recruited him for her 1989 tour in 2014.
With 76.9k followers on his Instagram account ToshiAdventures, the LA Dancer posted a series of memes on his personal story before turning his account to private.
Toshi then concluded by posting a black screen with the words, ‘If you can’t take a joke, this isn’t the page for you.”
"She has considered him one of her closest friends on the road after recruiting him for her 1989 tour back in 2014," a source told Daily Mail. "But she simply cannot endorse this behaviour and to do so would be setting a bad example to her fans."
Fans first noticed Toshi’s absence when he didn’t perform at the BBC Radio's Biggest Weekend during Taylor’s Sunday headline performance, with rumours speculating that the pair had a disagreement.
‘Swifties’ (the name of Taylor Swift’s fan base), have taken to social media to express their disappointment and anger towards Toshi’s compilation of posts.
Toshi first made headlines back in September of 2015, when Taylor Swift donated $50,000 to a Go Fund Me page that was raising money for his ailing nephew.