Taylor Swift Video Slammed as “Offensive, Harmful” to African-Americans: Who Said It?

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Taylor Swift has come out with a new song titled "Shake It Off."

In a Yahoo Live Stream chat yesterday, the singer explained this track as a sort of Eff You to the haters, saying she's learned not to grow “bitter” or “insane” over personal slights.

And now here comes Earl Sweatshirt to see if Swift really means that.

The rapper wrote on Twitter last night that Swift’s video (which partially features her dancing alongside Twerking women and breakdancers) is “inherently offensive and ultimately harmful.”

Sweatshirt noted that he hasn’t viewed the footage, but it’s clearly “perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture.”

Lily Allen actually faced a similar rebuke for her "Hard Out Here" video.

Sweatshirt may wanna watch the "Shake It Off" video if he wants folks to take his stance seriously, but what do you make of his take?

Check out stills from the video below and sound off: Is Swift perpetuating black stereotypes in an inappropriate manner?

Taylor Swift as a Rapper
Taylor Swift goes hard in this still from the music video for "Shake It Off," her first single from "1989.'

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I saw nothing offensive and as a black girl I saw it as she making fun of herself. Too much going on in the world to worry about Taylor..

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White tars with money....... Bitter little girl!!!!!!

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a fact:white americans were raised with the idea black people are trash!!
but were would america be without:
black athletes

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Commenting on this video without seeing it is the most ignorant thing I have heard in or seen in print recently. There is nothing offensive in the video.

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