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.
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.
last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there
It makes me really sad that Taylor comes out with a fun song and a fun video and people just can’t embrace it. Like I wish she could just have fun for once without people picking on her. She just seems so happy lately, I want her to stay that way.
me every two minutes: MY EX-MAN BROUGHT HIS NEW GIRLFRIENDDD SHE’S LIKE OH MY GOD BUT I’M JUST GONNA SHAKE IT TO THE FELLAAA OVER THERE WITH THE HELLAA GOOD HAIRRR WON’T YOU COME ON OVER BABY WE COULD SHAKE SHAKE SHAKEEEE
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.
a question: does anyone else get second hand embarrassment when watching con panels? like when fans start asking questions? do you ever get so embarrassed that you have to pause the video momentarily and just, chill for a minute?