Wherever Taylor Swift goes, drama follows. The singer recently released the video of one of her songs from her new album, Midnights. Titled Anti-Hero, the video shows her stepping on a bathroom scale that reads “fat.” Many people on the Internet believed that the scene evoked fatphobia, resulting in the singer’s decision to eventually do away with the scene from the song. However, fans on the other hand felt the move was unnecessary, and chimed in to defend the singer as the drama surrounding the video intensified last evening.
Swift has often been body-shamed for being too skinny. The singer has also addressed her eating disorder in the past, shedding heartwrenching details about the same in the 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana. “It’s only happened a few times, and I’m not in any way proud of it. When I see a picture of me where I feel like I looked like my tummy was too big, or… someone said that I looked pregnant … and that’ll just trigger me to just starve a little bit — just stop eating,” stated the 32-year-old in the movie.
Swifties, knowing what the singer has been through, left no stone unturned as far as defending their star was concerned. Many took to Twitter to take a stand. A user wrote, “I will never EVER forgive the fucking people who body shamed her. Neither the “has no ass” nor the “she gained weight omg”, both are vile and I want to SCREAM because if a pop icon feels like this IMAGINE HOW OTHER NON FAMOUS WOMEN FEEL.”
Earlier, Whoopi Goldberg also defended Taylor Swift and asked people to “leave the girl alone.” During a heated discussion, she told her co-hosts on The View, “Just let her have her feelings. If you don’t like the songs, don’t listen to them. Why are you even wasting your time on this? Leave that girl alone. Y’all always want to say something about Taylor Swift. Leave her a** alone, ok? She’s an artist. Let her do her thing.”
In other news, Midnights created new Guinness World Records. The new album smashed three Spotify records to gain the top spot, and soon became the ‘most streamed album on Spotify in 24 hours, the ‘most first-day streams of an album on Spotify’, and the ‘most streamed act on Spotify in 24 hours to achieve this feat.
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