Release me, captor! But these words are also a quote from a interview with Cher. So, maybe Cher will be featured on Lover. Or, this could just be an homage to the iconic Cher quote.
And I ain't tryna mess with your self-expression But I've learned a lesson that stressin' And obsessin' 'bout somebody else is no fun And snakes and stones never broke my bones. So oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh You need to calm down You're being too loud And I'm just like oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh oh You need to just stop Like can you just not step on my gown? You need to calm down. You just need to take several seats And then try to restore the peace And control your urges to scream About all the people you hate 'Cause shade never made anybody less gay.
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And yet, many critics wondered why it took so long for Swift to speak up about gay rights. Instead of sharing her views earlier in her career, at a time when LGBTQ issues were less mainstream, why did she wait until , when polls have shown that more Americans than ever are supportive of the community's advancement? And considering the single's function in the rollout of her new album "Lover," the song's opponents also have wondered whether Swift is trotting out her support as a conveniently-timed promotional tactic. Critics also pointed to the video's headline-grabbing final scene, in which Swift and her former frenemy Katy Perry hug and make up, as a distraction from the video's entire LGBTQ-centric point. Meanwhile, writing for the Independent, Nathan Ma argued that, instead of spoofing the rural working class in her video, Swift could have directed her criticism at a more powerful group -- politicians that support anti-LGBTQ legislation. Or the president himself, who has repeatedly demonized transgender people and limited their access to the resources they need?
Also as promised, the literally sugar-sweet video plenty of cake is filled with celebrity cameos from the likes of Katy Perry , Laverne Cox , RuPaul , Ryan Reynolds and the guys of Queer Eye , all of whom are having a blast in a rainbow-hued, idyllic trailer park. Here are the many Taylor Swift easter eggs — both within the Swift universe and to pop and celebrity culture more broadly — that the video, co-directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, contains. At the beginning of the video, Swift is at home in a trailer decorated lavishly in bubblegum style.