Taylor Swift debuted her new album “Midnight” on Friday and the popular project has already found both acclaim and ire from listeners nationwide.
The new collection of songs by Swift broke records by becoming Spotify’s most-streamed album on Friday and on Saturday she became the platform’s most-streamed artist in a single day.
However, radical body-positivity activists have crawled out from the woodwork to blast Swift’s alleged ‘fat-phobia’ in her most recent music video for the song “anti-hero”.
In a song and music video that are meant to capture the star’s battles with eating disorders and mental health, she depicts her fear of gaining weight as she steps on a scale.
In the video, Swift weighs herself on what looks like a normal scale. Only, after she steps on, the numbers on the scale are replaced by the word “FAT”.
Now, self-proclaimed fat people and a flock of professional victims have launched internet attacks on Swift claiming that she hates fat people.
Taylor Swift’s music video, where she looks down at the scale where it says “fat,” is a shitty way to describe her body image struggles. Fat people don’t need to have it reiterated yet again that it’s everyone’s worst nightmare to look like us.
— Shira Rose (@theshirarose) October 21, 2022
“Taylor Swift’s music video, where she looks down at the scale where it says “fat”, is a shitty way to describe her body image struggles. Fat people don’t need to have it reiterated yet again that it’s everyone’s worst nightmare to look like us,” says one Twitter user.
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There’s something so angering about a very thin woman posting this to likely reference her disordered eating. Idc if it was just TS’ ‘worst nightmares’ or her ‘intrusive thoughts’, it’s fatphobic and was at best deeply unnecessary to have in the fucking video. pic.twitter.com/mwDEgkrJdD
— Leah 🏳️🌈 (@hutchleah) October 21, 2022
“There’s something so angering about a very thin woman posting this to likely reference her disordered eating. I don’t care if it was just (Taylor Swift’s) ‘worst nightmare’ or her ‘intrusive thoughts’, it’s fatphobic and was at best deeply unnecessary to have in the f***ing video,” said another Tweeter.
After a quick google search to find out exactly what fat-phobic means, I have learned that it is not a word that exists in any dictionary.
However, one website defined fat-phobia as “an abnormal and irrational fear of being fat or being around fat people.”
It is very telling that after seeing Swift’s music video, the very first reaction for some people was that Swift must hate fat people.
Now, back to the bright side for Swift and the sanity of music listeners.
Taylor’s album “Midnight” was so successful that it caused roughly 8,000 outages that were reported by users of Spotify, the popular music streaming app.
Many claimed that Taylor Swift “broke the internet” due to her massive hoards of concurrent listeners.
After the release of the album, Swift also released a special edition album, adding seven more tracks to thank her fans for their continued support.
“I’m calling them 3 am tracks. Lately I’ve been loving the feeling of sharing more of our creative process with you, like we do with ‘From the Vault’ tracks. So it’s 3 am and I’m giving them to you now,” Swift said to her fans in a Twitter post.
Count that as another win for entertainers who do not cave to the demands of the woke mob, otherwise known as the loud minority.
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