Published: Mon, June 17, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Taylor Swift Drops Star-Studded 'You Need to Calm Down' Music Video

Taylor Swift Drops Star-Studded 'You Need to Calm Down' Music Video

When a rumor surfaced that Taylor Swift would be kissing Katy Perry in her new music video, the singer responded to set the record straight, and defended herself against those who think she's not an actual LGBTQ ally. Among the famous faces who will appear are Ryan Reynolds, Ciara, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter and Adam Lambert.

Taylor Swift debuted the highly-anticipated music video for her latest single, "You Need to Calm Down", on "Good Morning America" Monday.

The song is a pro-LGBTQ+ anthem that features lyrics like "You are somebody that we don't know / But you're comin' at my friends like a missile / Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?".

"There's a lot that I've been so excited about for so long and I just wanted to wait for the right time to tell you things", the singer told her fans on Instagram Live.

Katy made a surprise cameo as a lost burger looking for her fries (Taylor) in the video, effectively ending their bad blood. Perry shared the same photo and captioned it, "This meal is BEEF-free". Earlier this month, Swift donated to GLAAD while also writing to urge Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to support the Equality Act, which would protect LGBTQ Americans from discrimination in employment, housing and other public accommodations.

There were also a bunch of homophobes in the video... you'll see.

"Omggggggg I still can't believe I got to be @taylorswift in a @taylorswift music video!"

'Please sign my petition for Senate support of the Equality Act on'.

At the end of the video there is text that reads, "Let's show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally".

The tune includes lyrics like "shade never made anybody less gay". First, I want to say that my co-stars in this video are fantastic.

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