A Taylor Swift music video has been edited to remove the word “fat.”
The original version of the song Anti-Hero shows the pop star stepping on a bathroom scale before the dial rotates to reveal the words.
In newer versions of YouTube and Apple Music, fast The clone standing on the side only saw a disapproving look.
The change came after some fans and public figures criticized the original scene, suggesting it fostered “fat phobia.”
Opposition writer Catherine Mhloyi said: “When the word ‘fat’ came up on the scale, she chose to name her demons explicitly, fearing being called fat, in the most literal sense. obesityphobia.”
Sheila Ross, an American eating disorder therapist, said: “Fat people don’t need to repeat that looking like us is everyone’s worst nightmare.
“Eating disorders are no excuse for phobias.
“It’s not hard to say: ‘I’m struggling with my body image today’ instead of ‘I’m a fat, disgusting pig.'”
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But not everyone agrees, Whoopi Goldberg told her group show The View: “Let her feel it. If you don’t like the song, don’t listen.”
Swift has previously described the music videos she wrote and directed as depicting her “nightmare scenes and intrusive thoughts playing in real time.”
In early 2020, Swift revealed that she had been battling an eating disorder and sometimes “starved” herself if she thought her stomach looked too big.
She told Variety that a headline describing how she looked pregnant caused her to stop eating.
Anti-Hero comes from Swift’s new album Midnights, which broke Spotify’s record for most-played album in a single day after its release last week.
She described the album as a story of “13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life” and “a journey through horror and sweet dreams”.