Taylor Swift recently released a music video for “Anti-Hero,” but the criticism led to the video being edited after some fans complained.
The controversial scene
Anti-Hero is one of the songs on Midnights, Taylor Swift’s 10th studio album.
Apple Music released a music video for the song on Wednesday.
However, attentive fans were quick to point out a controversial scene.
The YouTube version initially featured a scene with the word “FAT,” albeit a brief scene.
The negative reception from fans prompted the music video editors to change the controversial scene.
The edited version is now up on YouTube.
Taylor Swift is the writer and director of the “Anti-Hero” music video.
Anti-Hero represents her “nightmarish scenarios and intrusive thoughts.”
The controversial scene showed Swift weighing herself on a bathroom scale.
A close-up shot of the scale shows the numbers replaced by the word “FAT.”
In addition, the updated version removes the scene that body positivity supporters are calling out for being fatphobic.
Since then, debates over the scene have flooded the internet.
Furthermore, the topic reached the talk show The View, where co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that the critics missed the point of the scene.
Taylor Swift’s struggles
The ‘Anti-Hero’ music video references her past struggles with body image and eating disorders.
In the 2020 documentary “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift shared that sometimes unflattering photos of her and horrifying comments about her figure trigger her.
Taylor Swift said her comments would cause her to starve herself and stop eating.
Despite the controversy, Midnights continues to be a very popular album.
Taylor Swift’s latest album was released last Friday, October 21.
The album’s popularity continues to climb at an incredible speed.
Within the first three days of its release, the album reached 1.2 album units in the United States.
Billboard uses the music data company Luminate for specific information.
In addition, Luminate data includes pre-orders in sales.
Finally, the release of the album Midnights propelled Taylor Swift to the rank of the most-streamed artist on Spotify in 24 hours.