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Old August 22 2014, 03:05 AM   #1
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Taylor Swift Is Racist!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...e-say-mmm-mmm/

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt tweeted that the video was “inherently offensive and ultimately harmful” for its portrayals of black stereotypes — though Mr. Sweatshirt admitted that he hadn’t actually, you know, seen the video, which spawned a thousand think pieces wondering if the its inclusion of twerking was racist, innocent but misguided, or something else entirely.


Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

People seem to have many issues with the vid/song from fans to people who never listened to her before.

As a fan I don't take this direction as a badly as other fans and the vid is fun with a important message about no matter what you do, people will "hate on" you. IRL I can relate. Sigh. However you need to "shake it off" cause you can't please everyone and there are horrible people who will look for reasons to dislike you no matter what.

ETA: http://metro.co.uk/2014/08/21/is-tay...acist-4840418/ "Taylor Swift is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of a pop star who might be embroiled in a race row but that is exactly what has happened with the release of her Shake It Off video."
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Old August 22 2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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Re: Taylor Swift Is Racist!

I'm not seeing any racism at all, though I do like some of the lampoons she's doing of well known artists. I am seeing some incredibly fit people, though, which is always nice. Actually, the video is pretty cute!

Don't mind the people who get offended for the sake of offense. Whomever the hell Earl Sweatshirt is, he hasn't even seen the video, so ignore him. The world's full of people who are offended at things they've never seen, and artists seeing the brunt of that "offense". Just ask Martin Scorsese.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:07 AM   #3
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Don't mind the people who get offended for the sake of offense.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:17 AM   #4
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Re: Taylor Swift Is Racist!

Well this was an interesting side to Taylor, but man I miss the "Speak Now" Taylor Swift
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Old August 22 2014, 06:21 AM   #5
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Taylor Swift is beginning to remind me of Avril Lavigne. Perpetually 18, with songs that have about the same amount of depth as a greeting card.
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Old August 22 2014, 06:26 AM   #6
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Taylor Swift is beginning to remind me of Avril Lavigne. Perpetually 18, with songs that have about the same amount of depth as a greeting card.
Thumbs up!

Was it Taylor Swift who attacked Tena Fey about being a bad woman?
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Old August 22 2014, 06:43 AM   #7
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Re: Taylor Swift Is Racist!

I was wondering about Averil earlier this morning. The character Kelsey Grammer plays in his shitty new sitcom "partners" described how he had been dragged to an Averil concert by his wife and that he liked it apart from staying up too late... Which really made me ponder who that 29 year old "punk skater chick's" target demographic is?

I suppose someone has to sit in the 300 dollar seats up at the front?

Watched the music video above...

Which bit is racist?

I must hav e missed it.
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Old August 22 2014, 06:54 AM   #8
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Don't mind the people who get offended for the sake of offense.


You know, we live in a time that's so ridiculously hypersensitive, and the so-called powers that be are so intent on nudging our behavior in a "desired" direction, I am truly amazed that the editors allowed this cartoon to be published. Kudos to them!

("I made that sign and I'm offended.")
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Old August 22 2014, 07:39 AM   #9
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^ I love America. I also think it is insane, to paraphrase Dennis.
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Old August 22 2014, 07:45 AM   #10
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From the colouring in, I assumed that toon was 20 years old.
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Old August 22 2014, 08:02 AM   #11
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Isn't she the girl Kanye disrespected so much he interrupted her acceptance speech and took the microphone from her? And she's supposed to be racist?
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Old August 22 2014, 08:43 AM   #12
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From the colouring in, I assumed that toon was 20 years old.
According to this site, 1981. Certainly, Opus's look is from the early era of the strip. http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/201...y-in-contexts/
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Old August 22 2014, 09:11 AM   #13
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Isn't she the girl Kanye disrespected so much he interrupted her acceptance speech and took the microphone from her? And she's supposed to be racist?
"She" is the Diana Ross of her generation.

It's not a very good generation, but they have their idols.
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You know, we live in a time that's so ridiculously hypersensitive
Ain't that the truth.
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Old August 22 2014, 04:35 PM   #15
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Isn't she the girl Kanye disrespected so much he interrupted her acceptance speech and took the microphone from her? And she's supposed to be racist?
+Infinitum!

You want someone who does not help shed stereotypes at all, look no further than Kanye West.
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