Watch: Taylor Swift's You Need To Calm Down is a star-studded queer anthem
Taylor Swift launched the video of her latest song, You Need To Calm Down, which has got the netizens talking. The American pop singer debuted a new video for the song on Good Morning America show on Monday in the midst of LGBTQ Pride Month.
The three-minute-long video features popular celebrities, along with a few others who identify as queer including Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, RuPaul, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France to name a few. The video also features pop star Katy Perry, with whom Taylor Swift seems to have buried the hatchet.
Towards the end of the video, an on-screen message reads: “Let's show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all our citizens equally. Please sign my petition for Senate support of the Equality Act on Change.org."
The video has received more than 32 million views on YouTube and is also currently trending on 13.
In the last one year, Taylor Swift has become vocal about her opinions, especially in politics. In an interview with a leading media organisation, she reportedly said, “I’m finding my voice in terms of politics. I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life. I saw so many issues that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and felt like I had to speak up to try and help make a change.”
For the first time in her career, she also endorsed two political candidates - Tennessee Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper - while they were running for the US Senate and House of Representatives in 2018.
Watch the video here: