After the negative reaction of the public. Taylor Swift removed part of the video anti-hero. The original version of the work, which is part of his new album. midnight, the artist steps on the scale and is declared “FAT” (fat, loosely translated). For critics, the image reinforced negative ideas associated with the word “fat” and could therefore be considered fatphobic.
Writer Amanda Richards was one of the people who criticized the singer. In you online newsletter, he wrote“I think there’s a ton of nuance to Taylor’s personal experience, but nuance isn’t what you get from this scene; instead, you get another quick reminder that fat is a horrible thing to have, be, and feel.”
“I have to imagine that an artist known for being so specific and thoughtful in his creative choices thought about the implications of this scene and felt it was important to present it that way,” Richards continues in the text.
Midnights broke the record for most streamed albums Spotify: was released the same day. Clip release anti-hero made through the singer’s post with the following text:
A number of people and her fans have encouraged and defended the video because it can help other women who struggle with image distortion every day and are looking for the perfect body. Swift and Apple Music, however, have not released a statement or confirmed or denied the reason for the edit.