The world fell silent on Thursday, October 24, as Taylor Swift’s fans waited for the release of the video for her newest single, “Ready for It.” When the clock struck midnight, Swift fans were overjoyed to start Friday off with the second video in Taylor’s triumphant return.
The video had a bit of a darker edge to it, but overall, fans were pleased with her newest single. However, one aspect of the video sent that internet on fire.
About a minute into the video, Taylor walks through a cyberpunk world and approaches a clear cage with a version of herself in it, only she appears to be naked. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that Swift is wearing a bodysuit similar to Scarlet Johansson’s in Ghost in the Shell, but the visual effects department did an amazing job of making the suit look seamless.
Fans quickly became convinced that Swift was not wearing a body suit, but instead, insisted that she was completely naked. This idea quickly spread across social media and the overwhelming consensus agreed that she was nude. Over the weekend, Taylor Swift finally responded to her fans and proved that she was not naked ... in the best way possible.
Taylor Swift Responds To Her Fans That Thought She Was Naked In Her Latest Music Video
After she heard about the chaos and confusion her new video caused on social media, Taylor Swift decided to set the record straight once and for all. Taking to her Instagram account, swift posted two photos of her in her bodysuit — and left a brief message for her fans who believed she was naked:
The caption in the post reads as follows:
"It truly warms my heart that ppl had so much to say about this bodysuit"
After posting the initial picture, Swift decided that one view of the nude bodysuit wouldn’t be enough, and she posted a second full-body picture that proved she was wearing the suit in the video:
It was a smart move to post pictures of the suit rather than just refute the gossip, but as things are on social media, some people still believe she was stark naked in the video. In any case, the video did a great job of making the suit look like it was form-fitting, to the point that it actually looked like her skin.
The real issue is why people were so obsessed with her possibly being nude. Sure, in America we live in a fairly puritanical society that still has issues with nudity and sexuality, but beyond that, it seems to stem for the idea of celebrity idolization. Case in point, the people who were convinced Swift was nude almost seemed delighted by the prospect, and even when confronted with proof, they still believed it.
As far as the video goes, it doesn’t really matter if Swift was naked or not. Sure, the story of her possibly being nude in the video caused a commotion, but in the day and age we live in now, it shouldn’t really matter. It’s just the human form and shouldn’t be something we clamor for, but as far as we thought we have come socially, it appears we still have a long way to go.
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