Taylor Swifts’s new music video, ‘You Need to Calm Down’ was released a day ago, scoring close to 20 million views after its lyric video was released on 14 June. The song is directed towards internet trolls who are against LGBT. Read to find out more!
Meaning behind the lyrics
The song is part of Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, which will be released on the 23rd of August. The song has various LGBT mentions which can be seen in the lyric video.
As mentioned, the lyric video has many LGBT mentions. The lyrics had references to GLAAD, an LGBT led media-monitoring organisation. The lyric video also highlighted the letters ‘EA’ in the words, ‘peace’, ‘scream’ and ‘seats’. The letters ‘EA’ refer to the Equality Act, The Equality Act is to prohibit discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identity for necessities such as housing, employment and public education. Taylor Swift has been very supportive of the act.
Stars who were in the video
How much better should someone portray LGBT than inviting the whole LGBT community over? Well, that’s what Taylor Swift did! The idol invited many different celebrities, who were also part of the LGBT community, to be part of her music video.
The co-stars for Taylor’s video are Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, Ryan Reynolds, the Queer Eye cast, singer Hayler Kioko, and Katy Perry.
Also featured are Dexter Mayfield, Ciara, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Billy Porter, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Chester Lockhart, Adam Rippon and Hannah Hart.
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OKAY SO the YNTCD video is officially out!! First things first, I want to say that my co-stars in this video are AMAZING. Please celebrate this video by supporting their work, following them, and going to see them perform. I’m SO grateful to everyone who lent their time to this video and SO EXCITED I ACTUALLY DO NEED TO CALM DOWN. 🍹 #YNTCDmusicvideo
Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are officially 'beef' free
Yes! The years-long feud between Taylor Swift and Katy Perry has officially ended, as can be seen in Taylor Swift’s music video. Katy Perry was rocking her Met Gala hamburger outfit while Taylor was wearing a French Fries outfit. In the music video, as everyone around them were having food fights, they came together and hugged, symbolizing the end of the feud. The stars fell out 5 years ago, when Taylor accused Katy Perry of stealing her background dancers. They patched things up last year and are completely over the dispute, as can be seen clearly, in the music video.
Well, these are some of the highlights in Taylor Swift’s music video. Taylor is also rumored to come out as a member of the LGBT community. Her Instagram posts with the rainbow filters, active participation in the LGBT community and music video are credible sources to say that she might be coming out any time soon. Let us wait and see and look out for Taylor’s upcoming album, ‘Lover’ too!
Happy Pride Month everyone!
Sources: Billboard News, Mirror, Independant
Cover Image Source: Los Angeles Times