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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes

Earl Sweatshirt calls Taylor Swift's new video "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful". The debut of Earl Sweatshirt came with a video that certainly offended some people, but yesterday it was Earl who was pointing out the problematic aspects of Taylor Swift's new clip. Unlike Sweatshirt's shock-inducing "EARL" visual, Taylor's "Shake It Off" is seemingly unaware of it's potentially harmful message, which the Odd Future rapper pointed out on Twitter yesterday. The video finds Swift dancing among twerking women, an approach that has already been criticized as appropriation and exploitation with artists like Miley Cyrus, and Lily Allen. Despite claiming to not have seen the video, Earl dismissed it as "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful", going on to say that "Shake It Off" is "perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture." View Earl's tweets, and watch the video below. Do you agree with his stance? EARL ✔ @earlxsweat Follow haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful 9:47 PM - 18 Aug 2014 EARL ✔ @earlxsweat Follow perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture 9:51 PM - 18 Aug 2014 EARL ✔ @earlxsweat Follow for instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it's ok for you to be trill or twerk or say nigga 9:53 PM - 18 Aug 2014

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