Taylor Swift plays cultural dance tourist in her new video for "Shake It Off."
At first, the video's kind of fun as Swift journeys through ballet, breaking and contemporary dance, all the while flipping the lyrical middle finger to "the haters."
But then she has to go and jump aboard the Miley Cyrus/Katy Perry ongoing train wreck that is tone-deaf objectification and appropriation with a foray into twerking, complete with Swift and her stylist's interpretation of what black women who twerk wear: heavy, thick gold jewelry, booty shorts and an animal print crop jacket.
Take a look and tell us what you think:
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