all-too-well
I’m a fan of his and I think he’s a really interesting artist. (I posted a Vine to one of his tracks once.) But he stated clearly that he hadn’t seen the video and didn’t even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it’s this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole “controversy.” We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to race or ethnicity. If you look at it carefully, it’s a massively inclusive piece. It’s very, very innocently and positively intentioned. And — let’s remember — it’s a satirical piece. It’s playing with a whole range of music-video tropes and clichés and stereotypes.

Mark Romanek, music video director, responding to rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s comments about the “Shake it Off” video……

This should mark the final conclusion of that narrative.  Taylor should not even dignify anyone’s bait question about it.  Just refer to this quote.  It cannot be topped.

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theperksoftaylorswift
It’s hard to say which time he’s talking about. He’s one of the most charismatic people I know, so he doesn’t need much help. But, you know, any time that I can be a good bro-friend, I’m there to step up to the plate. He’s one of my best friends, and honestly the most talented person that I know. I feel very lucky to have him in my life.
Taylor on being a wing-man for Ed (x)
imparalyzedbyitt

You and I both know there’s got to be some greater storyline for you than ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad forever.’ I think a nice one would be ‘girl gets heart broken, was sad for a while, but in her heart break she found freedom, friends, and the ability to look back and laugh at all she’d learned. She now lives her life on her own terms and still has fantastic hair." - Taylor Swift 

thisfightisworthwhile
We did it at the end of rehearsals, we were talking about it the night before. She was really generous and I was staying at her house (Taylor’s LA house) for a couple of months because I was doing construction of mine and we wanted to see how we can give back and we thought that would be a really fun way. And so we did it at the end of rehearsals and it was actually perfect because it was boiling hot out.
Jamie King on doing the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge with Taylor Swift (x)

She let her friend live at her house. Literally best person ever. Also Jamie was at her rehearsal? Hmmmm.

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