Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” Video Edited Amid “Fats” Scene Criticism


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It seems like Taylor Swift is taking motion to deal with her “Anti-Hero” music video.

Simply days after the launch of the Midnights visuals, a scene during which the pop star steps onto a scale studying “fats” has disappeared on Apple Music, in accordance with Selection. As a substitute, the music video on the platform now reveals Taylor standing on the lavatory scale as her clone shakes her head in disappointment. (At publishing time, the YouTube model of the music video nonetheless consists of the close-up shot of the size to learn “fats.”)

Taylor has not publicly addressed the change, although the brand new model of the video comes amid backlash in opposition to the size scene’s portrayal of physique picture points. “Taylor Swift’s music video, the place she seems down on the scale the place it says ‘fats,’ is a s–ty method to describe her physique picture struggles,” one Twitter consumer wrote on Oct. 21. “Fats folks need not have it reiterated but once more that it is everybody’s worst nightmare to appear to be us.”

In the meantime, a Huffington Submit editorial revealed on Oct. 24 referred to as out the usage of the phrase “fats” within the scene. “Taylor Swift isn’t, and has by no means been, even remotely fats,” the op-ed learn. “However ‘fats’ is not a nasty phrase (to be clear, neither is skinny). It is a descriptive phrase society has was an insult.”

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