So, it looks like Taylor Swift upset fat people over this five-second clip from her 'Anti-Hero' video
As I'm sure many of you may know, Taylor Swift released a new album last week. Or maybe you avoided the internet for the entire month of October. That must be nice. On Friday, Dr. Taylor Swift Ph.D. dropped Midnights. There were lots of tears. Mostly, they were tears of joy from fans moved by the way their favorite artist's songs spoke to them. Then there were fat tears, over a five-second clip from her video.
Here's the video:
The Anti-Hero video is HERE, which I wrote and directed. Watch my nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts play out in real timehttps://t.co/3ieastDifupic.twitter.com/h5mpzVLKDY
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 21, 2022
If you blinked, here is what overweight randos with social media accounts are as upset about as they are when Mcdonald's takes away the McRib.
The controversy abides by the rule of three, where as long as three people on the internet have the same dumb opinion you can write a news article on it. The catalyst was this specimen from Twitter, who obtained 42,000 likes for saying "Taylor Swift’s music video, where she looks down at the scale where it says “fat,” is a shitty way to describe her body image struggles. Fat people don’t need to have it reiterated yet again that it’s everyone’s worst nightmare to look like us."
Examples number two and number three come from other randos on TikTok, crying "Being fat is not a bad thing. And in 5 seconds of your music video, you have successfully reinforced the idea that it is.”
Insider took things a step further. Instead of leaving it with three idiots having the same dumb opinion, they quoted an "expert."
Taylor saying that her worst nightmares or intrusive thoughts is the scale saying she is fat is incredibly damaging to actual fat people. She's saying, 'I feel terrible when my body feels the way your body is.' The message she is sending, especially to her young fans in larger bodies, is so so hurtful.
It's not the first time Taylor has been accused of body shaming. In 2016, Demi Lovato accused Swift of the dastardly act... by bodyshaming HER. I feel dumber for having written that sentence. Almost as dumb as I felt writing the post six years ago.
"Anti-Hero" is about Taylor dealing with her insecurities. One of them is having the constant worry about how she has to look at all times in fear of haters lashing out. Haters lashed out anyway. So to the fat-rights activists crying over five seconds in a music video, I say: It's you. Hi. You're the problem. It's you.
And while many consider "Anti-Hero" to be the best song on the new album, it hardly cracks her Top 5 of all time. It's no "State of Grace" or "Ours."
You all need to calm down.
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