Taylor Swift releases star-studded video for 'You Need to Calm Down'

Carla Harmon
June 17, 2019

Pop icon Taylor Swift has released a new video and it features more than a few celebrity appearances.

Her final post about the experience included a short video clip of her officiating a wedding between real-life couple actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family and Justin Mikita, who married in 2013.

"'You Need to Calm Down' is the ideal Pride anthem", says Anthony Ramos, GLAAD's director of talent engagement, "and we're thrilled to see Taylor standing with the LGBTQ community to promote inclusivity, equality, and acceptance this Pride month". Her friend and singer Katy Perry has made a cameo in the song.

The video sees Taylor partying it up in a very queer-friendly trailer park with all her pals, while Westboro Baptist stand-ins protest with misspelled signs about "Adam and Eve".

Perry, herself explained the outfits a little more, writing, "This meal is BEEF-free #MeatFreeMonday ♥️ #YNTCDmusicvideo".

Fans were delighted to see the popstars end their six-year feud as they hugged it out during a food fight scene in the video.

The song throws its support behind the LGBTI community and GLAAD in a dazzling music video full of paddling pools, blender-made smoothies, and more. The single is the second from Swift's forthcoming seventh album, Lover, and this go-round, the Red songstress is getting super vocal about her political views. I ran into Taylor at the Ellen show...

The bill, which would add LGBT protections to the Civil Rights Act, has passed in the House Of Representatives and is headed to the Senate.

Taylor released an open letter at the start of June urging Lamar Alexander, a GOP Senator from her state of residence Tennessee, to vote in favor of the bill. In the video, Swift and her LGBTQ-heavy crew relax and have fun while an angry mob yells and waves homophobic placards.

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