On Monday night Taylor Swift released a new video entitled “Shake it Off.” The video, which is just a little over four minutes, features Swift dancing alongside break-dancers as well as twerking. Since the debut of the video, many individuals including rapper Earl Sweatshirt believes Swift, like many of her Caucasian counterparts, is perpetuating Black culture—and not in a good way.
Earl Sweatshirt tweeted:
“Haven’t watched the Taylor Swift video and I don’t need to watch it to tell you that it’s inherently offensive and ultimately harmful.”
In midst of Mike Brown’s tragic death a young man tweeted:
“I have yet to hear from anything about #Ferguson from Miley or Bieber. Katy? Iggy? Everyone wants to be black until it’s time to be black.”
This particular tweet has gone viral across all social media sites. With the release of Swift’s new video mocking Black culture in the same way Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus has all been accused of, do you agree the country singer is blatantly offending the Black community?
You be the judge. Watch the video below.