Taylor Swift is no stranger to controversy and polarizing opinions. Her style has always been sincere, with the subtlety of a freight train when it comes to exposing her feelings — a jarring fact for the unconverted. This week, with the release of a new single and an accompanying music video, Taylor Swift fans and haters have had tons to talk about and fight over.
“You Need To Calm Down,” a song dedicated to the LGBTQ community, features cameos from queer superstars like the Fab 5, Adam Rippon, Hayley Kiyoko and Ellen DeGeneres. It also features Katy Perry in a burger costume, resolving one of the most iconic celebrity feuds in the last decade.
Many members of the queer community have been thankful and grateful for the representation, but a large percentage have accused Swift of pandering. It’s not hard to see why once you realize that the video tries to do a little bit of everything. In 4 minutes it resolves a celebrity feud and packs in tons of celebrity cameos that are there because Swift has the power and influence. Also, the song is not good at all.
No matter people’s opinions and the video’s controversies, a lot of memes were born and published. Check out some of the funniest reactions below:
ma’am this is literally a mcdonalds drive thru pic.twitter.com/oUdHQEwJJG
— katelyn (@noitskatelyn) June 17, 2019
You need to calm down. Satisfy your cravings and get that burger and french fries fix at a McDonald’s near you. 🍔🍟 pic.twitter.com/duCmDPLasm
— McDo Philippines (@McDo_PH) June 18, 2019
Me whenever YouTubers start fighting with each other pic.twitter.com/YuZDPS7WSt
— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) June 17, 2019
Same energy pic.twitter.com/rPvkJj6QgR
— sam (@taymakeusadrink) June 17, 2019
Taylor Swift threw the first bachelorette party at Stonewall.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) June 15, 2019
— san diego shieldmaiden 🧝🏼♀️🏹 (@mamavalkyrie1) June 17, 2019
— Lee Dawson (@LeeDawsonPT) June 17, 2019