Female Video: Taylor Swift, Blank Space. Multiple media outlets described the music video, which features Swift and Scott Eastwood shooting a fake movie somewhere in colonial-era Africa, as “racist” and condemed it for romanticizing white colonialism. The Love Story singer was introducing her new video Wildest Dreams when she crouched down at the exact same time as a suspicious noise sounded on-screen.
If you thought those hidden easter eggs were cool, just wait until you see the sneaky way Tay featured her beau in the epic video!
Swift is donating all of the proceeds from the “Wildest Dreams” video to the African Parks Foundation.
To those who felt the video did not show enough black Africans, Kahn says: “The reality is not only were there people of color in the video, but the key creatives who worked on this video are people of color”.
And Lauren Duca, of the Huffington Post, added: “Instead of the cultural appropriation that has become nearly status quo in today’s pop music, Swift has opted for the bolder option of actually just embodying the political exploitation of a region and its people”.
Azealia Banks thinks Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj “make basic a** music”.
She should absolutely be able to use any location as a backdrop.
Thanks to that exposure – and the ample attention Swift received on the main VMAs broadcast – the song has been soaring on the US all-genre iTunes sales chart. The theory, which has been making its way around Tumblr since the video’s release on August. 30, points out that Taylor – whose album, 1989, you can buy here – spends a lot of time sitting next to and posing with an African lion.
“I’ve literally done everything on the Video Music Awards (VMA) stage and none of it showed I was qualified to host, but here we are”, she said, dressed in a sparkly, multi-coloured jumpsuit.