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,” now not features a controversial second that confirmed the phrase “fats” on a scale.
The video, which was written and directed by the singer, is supposed to painting Swift’s “nightmare situations and intrusive ideas,” in line with her Instagram.
The scene that angered some viewers reveals Swift within the toilet weighing herself on a scale as her internal critic (additionally performed by Swift) seems to be on.
A closeup of the size reveals the phrase “FAT” as an alternative of exhibiting a quantity, and crestfallen Swift seems to be down as the opposite Swift shakes her head, dissatisfied.
The model of the video featured on Apple Music now 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 version 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 photos and unkind feedback about her determine would generally “set off me to only starve a bit of bit – simply cease consuming.”
The controversy 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 recognition. Swift’s new album, which was launched on October 21, has offered greater than 1.2 million album items within the US throughout its first three days of launch, in line with Billboard, citing the music knowledge agency Luminate. The preliminary gross sales figures embrace any pre-orders.
Swift has additionally turn into Spotify’s most-streamed artist in a 24-hour interval because of “Midnights.”