Taylor Swift Accused of Racism in ‘African Colonial Fantasy’ Video


Singer sparks another controversy after online critics lash out at film for Wildest Dreams, which was shot in Africa with a largely white cast
Taylor Swift arriving at the MTV video music awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the video for Wildest Dreams was revealed. Photograph: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Taylor Swift arriving at the MTV video music awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the video for Wildest Dreams was revealed. Photograph: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Taylor Swift has found herself embroiled in fresh race-related controversy after the video for her song Wildest Dreams was accused of having racist overtones.

The Joseph Kahn-directed video, which was revealed at Sunday’s MTV video music awards and has already been viewed more than 14m times on YouTube, has been accused of portraying an “African colonial fantasy” due to its largely white cast, despite being filmed in an undisclosed location in Africa.

It sees Swift, with her trademark blonde hair dyed dark, on a 1950s film set opposite the fictional movie’s…click here to read more on the Guardian.com

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