Content Warning: This story discusses eating disorders.
Looks like Taylor Swift takes action to tackle her “Anti-Hero” music video.
Just a few days after its release Midnight visuals, a scene in which the pop star climbs a ladder reading “fat” has disappeared from Apple Music, according to variety. Instead, the platform music video now shows Taylor standing on a bathroom scale while her clone shakes her head in disappointment. (At the time of publication, the YouTube version of the music video still includes a close-up of the scales to read “fat”).
Taylor has not publicly addressed the change, although the new version of the video comes amid backlash against the scene’s depiction of body image issues. “Taylor Swift’s music video of her looking down at the scale that says ‘fat’ is a s–ty way to describe her body image struggles,” one Twitter user wrote on October 21. “Fat people don’t need to be told once again that it’s everyone’s worst nightmare to look like us.”
Meanwhile, a Huffington Post editorial published on October 24 mentioned the use of the word “fat” in the scene. “Taylor Swift is not, and has never been, even remotely fat,” the op-ed read. “But ‘fat’ isn’t a bad word (neither is skinny, to be clear). It’s a descriptive word that society has turned into an insult.”
Source : www.eonline.com