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Rapper Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Music Video Might Be Racist

By / 08.19.14

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The Internet was quick to laugh at Taylor Swift’s new music video/single “Shake it Off” when it debuted yesterday. David didn’t like it. But I liked it. So does Brandon Cohen, who wrote a tremendous piece about hanging out with Taylor and having a pizza dance party after winning her “Hang out with Taylor” contest.

22-year-old Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt, though, wasn’t a fan, claiming Swift might be unintentionally perpetuating “black stereotypes” to the most basic of basic Starbucks-sipping, Ugg-boot wearing white girls.

Personally, I don’t see Earl’s point at all – She explores a number of different dance and music styles that aren’t exactly exclusive to one particular race. Seems like a pretty trite thing to get upset about. On top of that, he even admits he didn’t even watch it before tweeting such a reaction.

But what do you think? Watch for yourself:

Earl’s tweets below:

 

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Shake it off, Taylor. Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate…


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Brandon Wenerd
About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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