From the moment Taylor Swift burst back onto the music scene earlier this year with a series of videos of snakes, the singer made it clear that she is fighting back against her critics.
In the video for the first track to drop from her new album, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’, Taylor fought off all the versions of herself that came before this 2017 iteration.
Then, in her second music video ‘…Ready For It?’, Taylor teased she’d be taking a lead out of the Britney ‘Toxic’ playbook and appearing (apparently) naked.
Of course, just like Britney was covered by her diamond-covered nude bodysuit, T-Swift also wasn’t actually naked in her music video – but that didn’t stop her from getting some comments on social media about the whole thing.
So, naturally, she did what only the 2017 version of Taylor Swift could do, and hit back at the critics with a sassy series of images on her Instagram story.
“It truly warms my heart that ppl had so much to say about this bodysuit,” she wrote on the first picture, which clearly shows that she is in fact wearing clothes.
And just to really drive the point home, the singer followed that picture up with two more images of the nude bodysuit – one from the front, and one from the back.
Taylor premiered the video for ‘…Ready For It?’ today (October 27) and, excusing the is-she-isn’t-she-naked debacle, the video also caused a bit of controversy for its perceived similarity to controversial Scarlett Johansson-starring film Ghost in the Shell.
The video’s director Joseph Kahn has described it as an “homage to sci-fi and anime” and later shared his own defence of it by explaining that all the videos are collaborations with himself and Taylor, and any “controversy” that follows is just the media blowing a small portion of comments out of proportion.
Eesh. We can only imagine what’s in store for the ‘Gorgeous’ music video then.
Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation will be out on November 10.
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