Taylor Swift’s New Music Video Uses Whitewashed ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and People Are Pissed


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Taylor Swift has come under fire for her soon-to-be-released music video for her song “…Ready For It” and its likeness to the Hollywood flop, “Ghost in the Shell”. The songstress posted a teaser clip to her Instagram on Monday, racking up over two million views in just two days.

…Ready For It? Official Music Video out Thursday night. #ReadyForItMusicVideo

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Although Swift was criticized by outlets such as the Daily Mail and the Telegraph for wearing practically nothing, despite her previous claims that she didn’t need to bare skin to sell CDs, netizens were more preoccupied with the striking resemblance to the controversial film.

This is not the first time Swift has been accused of general lack of awareness — in her music video “Wildest Dreams“, she depicted a White, colonized Africa that angered many fans for its cultural insensitivity. In “Shake It Off“, Swift’s critics pointed out that the twerking dancers were all African-American while she refrained from doing the motion herself, promoting an unfavorable stereotype. Her 2017 release “Look What You Made Me Do” also came under fire for its likeness to Beyonce’s music video, “Formation”.

What do you think? Is T-Swift’s new video cause for outrage, or are netizens overreacting? Let us know in the comments!