Oh No! Director For Taylor Swift's Wildest Dreams Video Defends The Project Amid Claims They Glamorized African Colonialism!
Looks like Taylor Swift has more drama to shake off!
After Tay Tay's newest music video, Wildest Dreams, was called out for glamorizing African colonialism, the director Joseph Kahn has decided to stand by the project.
The 25-year-old starlet not only received backlash in the comment section of her video — but by NPR as well.
"Taylor Swift is dressed as a colonial-era woman on African soil. With just a few exceptions, the cast in the video—the actors playing her boyfriend and a movie director and his staff—all appear to be white. We are shocked to think that in 2015, Taylor Swift, her record label and her video production group would think it was OK to film a video that presents a glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa."
Whomp, whomp. To be fair they were copying the 1985 film Out of Africa.
The director explained: