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Taylor Swift's Music Video Director Is Shaking Off The Racist Claims! Check Out His Defense Served With A Side Of Shade HERE!

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We doubt anyone really thinks Taylor Swift is racist.

Gurl is only full of GOOD things!

But some people, including rapper Earl Sweatshirt, felt her music video for Shake It Off was racist. Even though he hadn't watched the video, he felt that the scenes with Swifty in a hip-hop outfit of cutoff shorts, a cropped leopard-print jacket, and gold hoop earrings were "perpetuating black stereotypes" as she was filmed crawling under a row of twerking dancers.

However, while Tay will likely be silently shaking off this claim, the director of her music video has something to say.

Mark Romanek defended their work:

"We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing. And cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to race or ethnicity. If you look at it carefully, it's a massively inclusive piece. It's very, very innocently and positively intentioned. And — let's remember — it's a satirical piece. It's playing with a whole range of music video tropes and cliches and stereotypes."

Mark also added that those dissing the video as racist might want to watch it first:

"In a way, the whole video is just a setup for that moment. And this is why, I think, if Earl Sweatshirt was open-minded enough to take the four minutes to watch it, he might see what the larger, humanistic, and utterly color-blind message was intended to be."

BURN! We see what you did there with telling Earl Sweatshirt to watch the vid.

Considering the vid is about not caring what people are saying and just being you, we're guessing we won't be hearing from Swifty…she's too busy getting her awkward dancing on!

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12 comments to “Taylor Swift's Music Video Director Is Shaking Off The Racist Claims! Check Out His Defense Served With A Side Of Shade HERE!”

  1. 1

    Maybe Mr. Sweatshirt should comment on the widespread, blatant misogyny found in rap music.

  2. Esin Emko says – reply to this


    So what's new?
    Everyone knows she's a racist pig.

  3. fid says – reply to this


    As a visible minority I wish people would stop throwing out the word "racist" like it means nothing. You just detract from all the REAL racism and you downplay it because the word loses it's meaning.

  4. ing says – reply to this


    There are a million things wrong going on in the world. Seriously, is this what people find bad? A girl choosing a bad outfit for her music video? I´m not sure this guy has anything else to do. As her own song says "Hater are going to hate"

  5. courtney says – reply to this


    wouldnt he be the racist one if its "black people" that can dance that way or dress like that???

  6. dani says – reply to this


    haters gonna hate

  7. 7

    Fairly certain not all those back-up dancers (for the "twerking" part) are black…

  8. MichJB says – reply to this


    Sweatshirt - when you see such a huge number of black women wearing butt ugly, revealing clothes, too much makeup and jewelry and dance like they are at a stripper club, then yes you are liable to become stereotyped.

  9. 9

    Re: rosebud99 – Good one, rosebud, I agree.
    Some people just seem to like to play the race card or call people racist for no reason that I can determine. Get a life.

  10. chillax62 says – reply to this


    Where is the racism here? Common people!

  11. jc says – reply to this


    Taylor Swift's white-bread music is vapid and soulless. That's the real issue.

  12. ppppleeease says – reply to this


    Re: Esin Emko – You say this because she is not black! If the opposite were, you'd be the first to stand in her defence body and soul…