The world needs to settle down, and Taylor Swift’s politically charged songs has made that plea.
On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, right in the heart of Pride Month, Taylor Swift debuted a new music video for her song “You Need to Calm Down.”
And the video, which debuted on Monday, June 17, on ABC’s Good Morning America, is every bit the OTT masterpiece that Swift fans all over the world were waiting for.
Better still? Additionally, it is a politically charged spectacular.
That’s right, Swift has used her song to advise everyone to “cool down” and mind their own business in an effort to increase support for LGBTQ+ rights.
In the song’s accompanying music video, she sings, “I ain’t tryna tamper with your self-expression, but I’ve learnt a lesson that stressin’ and obsessing about somebody else is no fun.”
Control your wants to yell about all the people you despise, Swift continues, “since shade never made anybody less gay.”
Why you mad when you could be GLAAD is a line from Swift’s song, which also encourages listeners to sign her petition in favour of the Equality Act.
An on-screen statement reads, “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws actually respect all of our residents equally.”
Swift’s plea for equality comes after she gave the Tennessee Equality Project £86,000 ($113,000) to support the rights of LGBTQ+ people to equality.
Numerous celebrities who identify as LGBTQ are included in the video, including Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, and Tan France to name a few. Swift also produced and directed the video with Drew Kirsch and Todrick Hall.
In the song video, Todrick Hall and T-Swift are seen enjoying tea alongside Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, and Jonathan Van Ness, all of whom are members of the Queer Eye cast.
In a different appearance in the video, Tan France is shown swilling tea straight from a teapot.