Taylor Swift’s controversial music video has been edited after fans called her ‘fatphobic’

Rachel Lang

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Taylor Swift’s controversial music video has been edited after fans called her ‘fatphobic’

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Apple Music appears to have edited out scenes from Taylor Swift's 'Anti-Hero' music video after fans called it 'fatphobic'.

While Swift’s new album Midnights has spent the last week smashing records and milestones, including becoming the most streamed album on Spotify in a single day, the singer has also faced backlash amid its release.

In the music video for her new hit single, the 32-year-old confronts her own insecurities with weight and body image.

While stepping onto a bathroom scale, it reads the word 'fat', which has sparked backlash from fans who say it's problematic to use such a word.

The scene has now been cut from her video clip on Apple Music.

The edited version has now been shared on Twitter and some people aren't happy with the move.

The viral tweet was hit with a wave of responses, largely slamming those who had pushed Swift to cut the visual representation of her own experiences from her own music video.

One Twitter user said: "So finally when she is opening up about her insecurities they made her feel like she needs to shut up about them again. I hate this world."

A second added: "As a fan who has struggled with body issues and eating disorders for most of my young life, I felt less alone by Taylor’s inclusion of this in the video. I’m bummed it was edited out."

A third added: "As a fat person, I don’t see her as being fatphobic at all. I wish people weren’t so interested in making everything about themselves."

Before the backlash, Swift promoted her new single on Twitter.

She wrote that the video’s intention was to highlight her own mental health struggles.

"Watch my nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts play out in real time," Swift said.

However, the backlash over her themes of body dysmorphia was 'swift'.

One person wrote on Twitter: "Taylor Swift’s music video, where she looks down at the scale where it says ‘fat,’ is a s***ty way to describe her body image struggles. Fat people don’t need to have it reiterated yet again that it’s everyone’s worst nightmare to look like us."

While another said: "I can’t believe Taylor Swift confidently and without hesitation put a whole a** music video out there where she calls herself fat and aligns it with being an anti-hero."

Apple Music has been approached for comment.

Topics: Music, Taylor Swift, Celebrity

Rachel Lang
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