The backlash in opposition to one second in Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” music video seems to have prompted an edit on no less than one platform.
Eagle-eyed Swift devotees have famous that the Apple Music model of the Grammy-winner’s video, from her tenth studio album “Midnights,” not features a controversial second that confirmed the phrase “fat” on a scale.
The video, which was written and directed by the singer, is supposed to painting Swift’s “nightmare scenarios and intrusive thoughts,” based on her Instagram.
The scene that angered some viewers exhibits Swift within the lavatory weighing herself on a scale as her internal critic (additionally performed by Swift) appears to be like on.
A closeup of the dimensions reveals the phrase “FAT” as an alternative of displaying a quantity, and crestfallen Swift appears to be like down as the opposite Swift shakes her head, upset.
The model of the video featured on Apple Music not cuts to the phrase, a second some physique positivity advocates construed as fatphobic.
CNN has reached out to Apple in addition to representatives for Swift for remark.
The YouTube model of the music video nonetheless featured the controversial scene as of Wednesday afternoon.
Swift has beforehand made references to her previous battles with disordered consuming and physique picture struggles.
In her 2020 documentary “Miss Americana,” Swift stated unflattering footage and unkind feedback about her determine would generally “trigger me to just starve a little bit – just stop eating.”
The talk over the video even made it onto “The View,” the place co-host Sunny Hostin stated critics “missed the point.”
Regardless, the controversy has seemingly had little impact on the album’s reputation. Swift’s new album, which was launched on October 21, has bought greater than 1.2 million album items within the US throughout its first three days of launch, based on Billboard, citing the music information agency Luminate. The preliminary gross sales figures embrace any pre-orders.
Swift has additionally develop into Spotify’s most-streamed artist in a 24-hour interval because of “Midnights.”