Earl Sweatshirt slams Taylor Swift's new video for promoting black stereotypes

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Oh Taylor.

Taylor Swift just dropped the visual to her first single on her new album, 1989, and “Shake It Off”  is already being criticized for perpetuating stereotypes.

Like Lilly Allen, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and other white singers, Swift’s “Shake It Off” echoes the same imagery of twerking, breakdancing, and other aspects of black music culture in her latest video.

Earl Sweatshirt, who’s arguably the best lyricist in the rap collective Odd Future, took to Twitter yesterday to voice his thoughts on ‘Shake It Off’.

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He’s not a fan.

Does Earl have a point? Watch Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and sound off in the comments below.

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