Entertainment Taylor Swifts Video Called Racist - Not Enough Blacks In It

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    Taylor Swift Slammed As Racist For Depicting ‘Colonialism’ In ‘Wildest Dreams’ Video
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    Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ might be turning into her wildest nightmare! The singer’s latest music video is under major heat from critics, who claim it is racist for its colonial-theme. Find out the nasty things critics are saying!
    Since its debut at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 30, Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” music video has made waves, receiving over 10 million views. Taking place in Africa in the 1950s, the video channels a cinematic old-Hollywood glamour with tons of wildlife shots and an insanely hot male lead, Scott Eastwood, 29. However, one thing is apparent to critics — the predominantly white cast in Africa. Taylor is being slammed for making a video like this in 2015!

    Scott and Taylor’s too-hot-to-handle chemistry may be the main focus of the video, as they play two 1950s era movie stars who are star-crossed lovers. However, taking a look at the video as a whole, including the beautiful wildlife shots and Taylor’s mock film crew, critics are pointing out other factors. There are only two black actors in the film, who happen to play soldiers — and they appear in the background. Everyone else in Taylor’s mock film crew are white.

    Taylor Swift & Scott Eastwood Best Make Outs In 'Wildest Dreams'

    Taylor’s fantasy in the video is being slammed for depicting colonialism. “We are shocked to think that in 2015, Taylor Swift, her record label and her video production group would think it was OK to film a video that presents a glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa,” NPR’s Viviane Rutabingwa, who is of African heritage wrote. The Daily Dot’s Nico Lang wrote: “An homage to a love triangle about white colonialists is going to present some, uh, challenges to an artist who just wants to make a three-minute music video to put on her VEVO page – and Taylor Swift found that out the hard way. The video wants to have its old-school Hollywood romance but ends up eating some old-school Hollywood racism, too.”

    Twitter and wrote: “My long time producer Jil Hardin who did Power/Rangers, Blank Space, Wildest Dreams is a (super hot) black woman FYI.” He also told the Daily Mail in a statement: “Wildest Dreams is a song about a relationship that was doomed, and the music video concept was that they were having a love affair on location away from their normal lives. This is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa, 1950.”

    What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Taylor’s “Wildest Dreams” video is racist? Tell us your thoughts below!

    — Julianne Ishler
     
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    Yeah and Annie is now black, whats the point?
     
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    Can you blame her for not wanting to be around blaeks after the shit she went through with that douchebag Kanye West ?
     
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    Just shake it off.:)
     
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    Wack ass music doesn't need black people to make it cool. Calling BullShit!
     
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    Obscene. Even if she was racist she's probably smart enough to put blacks in the video to pretend she's not.
    I'm not the first to say this, but there's plenty of black videos w/ no whites. But apparently since this was Africa it's a big issue.
    She better not come out crying and apologizing to anyone tomorrow.
     
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    They're also making the next James Bond black.
     
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    I see you lurking, suckemnuckledus!:right:
     
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    Malt liquor, Colt 45, not Schlitz
     
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    There are no black people in Africa. Look...only a secretary
     
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    Grape soda, shaken not stirred. Get it?:cwl:
     
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    HAL only has one name. No last name. Get it?:cwl:
     
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    It's grape drink..get your shit straight.
     
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    SON OF A BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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