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Taylor Swift's Shake It Off gets slammed for 'poor taste'

PTI  Los Angeles, August 21, 2014
First Published: 18:51 IST(21/8/2014) | Last Updated: 18:56 IST(21/8/2014)

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt has slammed Taylor Swift's new single Shake It Off, calling it harmful and offensive. He is not the only one as the social media has been bashing the Taylor's latest release ever since it hit the stands this week. The 20-year-old hip-hop artist from the Odd Future group said though he has not watched the video, he knows the song is in poor taste, reported Us magazine.

"Haven't watched the Taylor Swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful.

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"Perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture," he wrote on his Twitter page.

Swift is seen trying on various costumes and outfits, in the video, including a ballerina getup and gyrating while wearing a pair of skimpy cut-off jean shorts, knee pads, high-top white tennis shoes, a cropped leopard print jacket, and gold hoop earrings and layered chain necklaces.

She is backed by six dancers of different ethnicities, who dance behind her.

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