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miss-grace:

Are you ever just overwhelmed by the horrifying thought that maybe, nobody ACTUALLY wants you around? And it’s not that you think everyone hates you, but it’s just that you’re not special to anyone? And that its really kind of sucky that you’re about 98% sure that nobody thinks “Wow, I just really like talking to her.” and that you could probably just disappear without anyone caring that much?

theswiftyhallows

thrownswiftly:

bravesandwild:

childrenmilk:

I thought I’d make a post summarizing Taylor Swifts video “Shake It Off” for the people who don’t want to give her more hate views on VEVO. Maybe instead of giving her 4,000 angry views on youtube we can just give her my one view and reblog this hella so no one else watches it out of irritable curiosity? 

Anyways the video is basically just her dancing singing an anthem that every White person appropriating another culture says, “The haters gonna hate.” There’s no real content or plot to the video, just a lot of dance shots where she’s being really awkward. It’s actually amazing how someone could really pretend to be so innocent and naive yet still convey a very harmful message.

Above I posted some screen caps of the video and after only watching it once I got all I needed to know.  Already from the beginning of the video you see a hard clash between the dancers. There are the prima ballerina types who are all white women, elegantly leaping and stretching and dancing. Then there are the faceless black women who are shaking their asses. Yes, faceless, literally every shot of the “twerkers” are only their asses. There’s also other groups of dancers which include some break dancers (which are all brown men,) and contemporary dancers (which is a group of white people and one girl with an afro.) Oh, yes, I forgot the cheerleading group which was all white cheerleaders and one black girl in the back. I just find it hard to believe that they couldn’t have a solid mixed group of people in each category. She pulled a Miley and Iggy and probably said something like “Well I want a more urban feel! But keep the safe ballerinas white!!” Literally the only group that had a saturation of black women was the twerking group. She even had them squat and shake their asses while she crawled through their legs! So edgy! So urban!

This is the problem I have with Taylor Swift. She’s always trying to convey herself as the innocent one who is “man worthy” (as if being man worthy is even important) while slut shaming other women for being sexual, or even just dressing in “short skirts” and “high heels.” All of the sudden now she wants to say, “To hell with the haters I can have as many problematic exes as I want! Now I’m going to be single and edgy! I’m going to shake it off! And to be single and edgy and sexual I have to dance with a bunch of ass shaking black women!  USE A BUNCH OF BLACK WOMEN AS PROPS

Long story story, Taylor Swift is not only a slut shaming misogynist, she’s ignorant and has obviously racist/stereotypical views of brown and black people. 

This is, hands down, the stupidest, most blown out of proportion, uneducated, and bullshit post I have ever seen. Your hatred for white people — which I find extensive — is so blinding, you fail to see exactly what you’re preaching. Taylor Swift is not a god damn racist. She did not sit behind the scenes casting black people for her video and say to herself “Ah yes, black people twerking. Let’s exploit them.” I don’t recall the entire black population owning a fucking action of shaking your ass? There are other black people and people of other cultures represented in the video. Even if the ratio of black to white people was larger, you’d STILL find something to complain about. “Oh and how DARE she include other races right!!! Stick to being a white girl. How dare she try to incorporate and embrace different kinds of cultures and make fun of herself trying to dance at their level!!! Oh and she’s a misogynist!!! She obviously hates women so much! She just writes about assholes who cheat their ways in her relationships and treat her like trash and what should she do?? Defend herself??? Be absolutely trashed and phased by men that treat her like shit??? Yeah!!!! How dare a women expose a man for being a complete asshole to her!!!!! Writing about the typical high school clichés like cheerleader/football pairing?? No she’s slut shaming the girl!!! Let’s not even look into the fact that she recently donated a couple thousand dollars to ALS and visited multiple hospitals for sick children and hosted a party at her very home for her fans who happened to post about how good and kind she is. No, she’s white and a whore.” It is honestly sickening you would make accusations of a women who has nothing but a whole heart for everyone of all race, gender, and sexuality. Why don’t you go watch Nicki Minaj sexualize her ass and, oh I don’t know, not complain about it because “she’s black” right? Use your fucking social justice for something valid and that matters, not on a god damn music video.

I would also like to point out/remind that she didn’t choose the dancers one by one/individually. They dancers were chosen from studios and they work together and they were chosen for their talents. They weren’t hand picked by Taylor with auditions like she does for her tours (or did, I don’t know if she does anymore). They were picked from studios because thiis their profession. THIS is what they do with their lives. She talked about how the whole point is to showcase that she can’t dance and that the art that is dance is gorgeous even though she’s really bad at it. Obviously, you didn’t go into the video without knowing it was about, otherwise you would be able to walk out and say: “Oh, yeah, she’s got POC in there, but she’s not exploiting them - she’s utilizing their talent in a form of dance that is primarily mastered by POC.

I feel like I should also point out/reiterate that the twerking portion of the video is not the only portion to include POC. The interpretive dance portion, the cheerleading portion, the rap portion, the gaga/electronic portion, ALL HAVE POC. Literally the only portion that doesn’t have it is the ballerina portion and that’s because they were picked from a studio as a dance troupe and THATis not on Taylor. What a concept. Wow.