At this level, it’s greater than clear that Taylor Swift’s first single, “Look What You Made Me Do” is all about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. She went from “I’d wish to be excluded from this narrative” final 12 months to utilizing the narrative to “hit again” on Kimye this 12 months for daring to name her a mendacity snake and offering the receipts. The Swift stans can debate this for hours and days, I’m certain, however really, hearken to what she’s saying and watch what she’s doing. She’s nonetheless pissed about all of it. She’s pissed that there was a #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty. She’s pissed that she acquired referred to as out on her bulls–t. She’s telling Kim and Kanye: look what you made me do. What’s nonetheless unclear to me is simply what, precisely, she’s “doing.” She’s nonetheless wielding her forever-victimhood as a approach to keep away from accountability for her actions, which at this level is like saying “water is moist.” Taylor is all the time going to be the sufferer of one thing or somebody – it’s the throughline all through her varied manufacturers which she cycles by means of each two years. So, right here’s the brand new video for “Look What You Made Me Do,” which debuted within the first hour of the VMAs final night time:
SO MUCH SNAKE IMAGERY. Even for those who don’t actually perceive what’s occurring, you get that she’s embracing the snake now, which I suppose is the purpose. CB theorized that Taylor is making enjoyable of herself and her personas, and telling her followers that these personas have been pressured on Taylor by the media, by her enemies, at the very least in Taylor’s thoughts. However right here’s what I stored pondering… nobody has pressured Taylor to do any of this? She’s not making enjoyable of herself, she’s mocking her discarded manufacturers, from the Harmless Shocked Taylor to the I’d Prefer to Be Excluded From This Narrative Taylor to Nation Taylor to the Useless Taylor and extra. These are principally personas of Taylor’s personal creation. The bigger narrative continues to be complicated to me… it’s as if she’s arguing (lyrically) that she had no company in creating these personas? I’m nonetheless befuddled. That’s not a slam on Taylor – I’m certain I’m simply being silly, clearly, as a result of I simply don’t assume this video was simple to grasp given the precise lyrics of the track.
Additionally: the dancers wore “I Coronary heart TS” tanks. Cough. There are additionally so many visible allusions to Kim Kardashian in right here. One of many “personas” is Katy Perry, appropriate?
PS… Taylor didn’t even go to the VMAs, it appears. That was a superb name. Dragons trump snakes.
Screencaps courtesy of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’.