"I’m a fan of his and I think he’s a really interesting artist. (I posted a Vine to one of his tracks once.) But he stated clearly that he hadn’t seen the video and didn’t even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it’s this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole “controversy.” We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to race or ethnicity. If you look at it carefully, it’s a massively inclusive piece. It’s very, very innocently and positively intentioned. And — let’s remember — it’s a satirical piece. It’s playing with a whole range of music-video tropes and clichés and stereotypes."
Mark Romanek, music video director, responding to rapper Earl Sweatshirt’s comments about the “Shake it Off” video……
This should mark the final conclusion of that narrative. Taylor should not even dignify anyone’s bait question about it. Just refer to this quote. It cannot be topped.
life’s too short to pretend to dislike Taylor’s pop songs
"If Jennifer Lawrence was caught dancing terribly at a concert, we’d make a million memes saying “Look at JLaw! She’s just like us! She’s so goofy and loveable!” If Katy Perry dated a One Direction singer and written a song about it, she’d dress up as a cupcake and we’d all fawn over her again. If Rihanna performed at a Victoria’s Secret show, we wouldn’t dare compare her bodacious bod to Miranda Kerr’s.
So why do we hate on Taylor Swift more than anyone else? Why do we fawn over some celebrities unconditionally, but talk shit about everything Taylor Swift does?"