Taylor Swift’s ‘Anti-Hero’ Video Edited To Remove ‘Fat’ Reference
Taylor Swift’s music video for “Anti-Hero” the lead single off her album “Midnights” has been edited to remove a fat reference.
The scene in the video that showed her stepping on a bathroom scale which read “fat” was removed from the video.
While the music video on Apple Music no longer shows the scale, it was replaced by Swift’s anti-hero clone who looks at her with a face of disappointment.
Although Swift is yet to formally address the change, many speculate that it was towed to the online debate that rose over the scene which has since been labeled by some as “anti-fat” because of the indication that being fat is a negative thing.
Promoting the video on social media, Swift who wrote and directed the visuals revealed that it was a reflection of “nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts [playing] out in real time.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer has addressed struggling with an eating disorder in the past, most extensively in her 2020 Netflix documentary “Miss Americana.”
Taylor Swift is not the first artist to make changes to her music following controversy, earlier this year, Lizzo and Beyoncé made changes to their singles which included the word “spaz.”