Good news for all the Swifties! Taylor Swift released her new song Shake It Off. The singer premiered the video of Shake It Off on her livestream chat with Yahoo! Taylor Swift also announced her new album is called 1989. The album which is inspired by the late 80s pop music will debut on October 27.
However, Taylor Swift who always kept away from controversies when it comes to music has landed finally! Her new video, Shake It Off from her new album, 1989 is being criticised. Shake It Off has become a butt of jokes on Twitter and some even called it a racist video. Earl Sweatshirt branded it "inherently offensive" for referencing black culture. The US rapper took on Swift as she twerked. Without even watching the video, Earl tweeted, "I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's ultimately harmful."
Earl even tweeted, "Perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture." In the video, Taylor is seen looking at dancers twerking which landed her in controversy.
The music video which is showing different types of dance forms like ballet, contemporary, street dancing, locking and popping to name a few has been accused of being racist. The music video of Shake It off opens with Taylor Swift warming up with other ballerinas.
The music video of Shake It Off has been getting mixed response. It is also said that Taylor Swift tried to copy Miley Cyrus and Jessie J. However, Taylor is not bothered and she even sings in the song, "The haters gonna hate!"