“Her present to me was a weird one because it must have taken so long to do. It just came out of nowhere! Why Drake? Because the struggle is definitely real. And we all started from the bottom…and now we’re just a little bit higher!”—Ed Sheeran on Taylor Swift’s knitted “Drake” needlepoint gift to him. (x)
Do you think its worth it to pre-order the 1989 merch package from her website, or would it be better just to buy the deluxe cd at Target on the release date?
Target Deluxe on release date = $13.99. Merch package is a rip off, it’s literally just the standard CD with your choice of an overpriced shirt totaling from $39.99-$59.99 depending on which shirt you pick.
Taylor Swift’s new video is problematic and it is okay to feel that way and still be a fan of hers. You don’t need to defend her on this one just because you’ve campaigned for her in the past. Really really sick of articles and internet commenters justifying her racism by saying the video was cute or that twerking “isn’t exclusively a black thing” (it is) or that the dancers in that particular scene were also accompanied by a few “trashy” (???) white women or that the directors threw in some black ballerinas to make the whole thing nice and PC.
The trend of white pop artists using black women’s bodies as jokes and props is not cute and this video is not an exception and I say this as an avid Tswift fan and defender.
I guess I’m not done with tumblr because where else am I going to FUME about the fact that people casually equate real racism to just ~not being able to take a joke~ and don’t acknowledge how systematic and pervasive and harmful it is in American society and especially in the media.
Tswift I love you but no.
They weren’t used as a joke or props. They were dancers. She was trying to dance in the video and the video was showing how she can’t do any of these various forms of dancing throughout the video but is having fun anyway not caring how she looks. It’s not racist and it’s not making fun of people. I don’t understand the props thing one bit because yes there are white people there too are they not props as well? Whatever you define that as like demeaning, no they are roles in the video dancing because they are professionals showcasing art and Taylor is the one making a fool out of herself.
People like you throw around these words like you know what you are talking about but you can’t even do basic comprehension of the video.
www(.)celebtricity(.)com/taylor-swift-on-blue-ivy-shes-cute-for-a-black-baby/ is this true??
lol of course not. And it’s not needed but for further proof just go to their ‘about us’ page - “Celebtricity.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news to keep its visitors in a state of disbelief.’