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    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. 

    Seriously… we have this saying in Puerto Rico: “buscarle la quinta pata al gato” which roughly translate to “looking for the cat’s fifth foot”. It means that if you try hard and want it badly enough you’ll be able to nitpick anything. There were two PoC ballerinas in the video. There were three white women in the twerking scene (4/7 PoC). The argument about the “faceless” black women is flawed because you can find the black women being featured heavily on the solo shots in the ending of the video (its the part where they start dancing crazily to the beat instead of their original dance routines). The part where she goes below the feet of the twerk dancers has a white women featured as well, she’s in the back but it’s obvious that they wanted to prominently feature the best dancer in that shot.

    Seriously you can tell this video was made taking into consideration diversity. Since they featured black people, asians people, white people, and hispanic people heavily. Also I’d like to point out that a large majority of the solo shots of the dancers (which are the most important since they feature the dancers and give them the spotlight) have more PoC’s than they do white people. I counted how many solo scenes PoC were given they numbered 29 and I counted how many solo scene whites were given and they numbered 23 (these could be inaccurate, but they’re within that average). So there where definitely more white people in the video than PoC, but PoC’s where more heavily featured SOLO than white people. 

    ^This. Thank the Old and New Gods for this. #commonsense_is_theBESTsense

    (via toinfinityandbeyonce)

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