After months of waiting, Taylor Swift has finally graced us with two new songs, ME! and You Need To Calm Down. The creative genius has historically nailed her songs and music videos. However, the music video for “You Need To Calm Down” severely missed the mark, and is offensive to all people, lower income Americans, LGBTQIA members and more.
You need to calm down only if you do not agree with Taylor.
From the lyrics of You Need To Calm Down, you only need to calm down if you do not agree with Taylor. Her lyrics are inherently hypocritical as she states “I ain’t tryna mess with your self-expression,” while saying that the person needs to calm down. She is implying that you can feel and think freely, but make sure you do it in line with how she sees best. You Need To Calm Down is extremely hypocritical as she only sides with those who agree with her, and if you don’t, you should not express your opinions as much as those who agree with her. In fact, it seems the music video showcases exactly what she’s telling people to calm down about.