Taylor Swift's new video is an homage to LGBTQ rights. But critics are calling her a 'performative ally.'
Taylor Swift's new single, "You Need to Calm Down," is supposed to support the LGBTQ community, but some members of the community are calling out Swift for being a performative ally.
The video for the song, which has elements of camp, begins with a Pink Flamingos reference and ends with a plea to support the Equal Rights Act. GLAAD did see a spike in donations after Swift seemingly showed her support, but she's also been accused of missing the point regarding the struggles for acceptance that many gay people experience.
It turns out, there's a lot that's wrong with "You Need to Calm Down." Where do we begin?