The controversy returns to surround Taylor Swift. The artist has deleted a scene from the music video that accompanies the song “Anti Hero” in which she appeared on a scale that displayed the word “fat woman“, after receiving criticism on the internet that reproached him for negative use of the term.
Youtube eliminated this Friday the scene, of just a few seconds, and that already had been deleted from the platform AppleMusic Thursday. In any case, the artist’s team has not commented on the change. Swift herself has described the song and video as a showcase your “nightmares” and “intrusive thoughts”, since it talks about the weight of fame and how it has sometimes come to feel like a brand instead of a person, given its enormous success and the number of people who work for it.
In the deleted image, two versions of the artist are in a bathroom. One, dressed in gala and with an arrogant attitude, forces the other, in casual clothes and somewhat careless, to weigh herself in a scale that prints the word “fat” on the screen. Some viewers of the video, which adds 38 million views In just a week since its publication, they criticized on social networks that the word “fat” was used with a negative connotation and accused Swift of promote fatphobia.
Singer, only woman to win three Grammys for album of the year, had previously acknowledged that during a stage he suffered some kind of eating disorder in his documentary “Miss American” explained that when she saw images in which she was not favored or read comments about her physique, her reaction was “go a little hungry or stop eating.”
Over a million sales in a week
Also, the artist added: “My relationship with food It was exactly the same psychology that I applied to everything else in my life: if I got a pat on the head, I registered it as good. If they gave me a punishment, I recorded it as bad.
His last album “Midnights“is a sales phenomenon having sold over 1 million copies in its first week. With the release, Swift beat the record for the most listened to artist on Spotify during a day and her song with Lana Del Rey, “Snow on the Beach,” scored the best debut for a female collaboration in pop music history.