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Racism: Is the new Taylor Swift music video racist?

by Richard Hall Published: August 19, 2014
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Rapper Earl Sweatshirt thinks so.

First, here’s Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her single, “Shake It Off.”

And here’s what Earl Sweatshirt had to say about the music video, which features Swift singing and dancing alongside hip hop dancers and women twerking (as well as her dressed like a cheerleader and ballerina):

What do you think? Is Swift’s latest music video racist, or is Earl Sweatshirt overreacting?

by Richard Hall
Digital Media Specialist
Richard Hall is an award-winning newsroom developer, editor and blogger for NewsOK. He was born in Austin, Texas, spent his childhood in southern California and has lived in Norman since 1999. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008.
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