The music video brings together gay artists and Katy Perry, who had a conflict with Swift.
On the evening of June 17, on Youtube, Taylor Swift released her second single on the new album, You Need to Calm Down. The audio version of the song was released on June 13. Followed the MV opening album – ME! – Personal honor, encouraging people to be proud of themselves, You Need to Calm Down is the singer’s appeal for gender equality and human rights.
You Need to Calm Down is staged with vibrant, meaningful tones of the rainbow symbol – the symbol of the Pride Month – Pride Month (June every year chosen to honor the equal struggle effort of the right). LGBT community – gay, bisexual, transgender people. In the MV, Taylor owns a fun tea party with gay friends. A crowd of protesters raised high signs of gay marriage protests, criticizing homosexuality as a sin. However, Taylor and his friends still enjoy the fun.
Many of Taylor’s famous friends and homosexuals appeared in the MV including Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Tatianna, Delta Work, Riley Knoxx, etc. They played Taylor, Ariana Grande, Adele, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Beyoncé in a competition. Taylor implied that the girls were always victims of social comparison, the online community said they had to fight for the crown. But when the moment when the crown was released, no one cared, they all left and enjoyed the happy life.
Taylor mentioned GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) – a famous community organization that supports gay people. At the end of the MV, she urged everyone to join a petition to support equal rights for homosexuals: “Show our pride by requiring justice to all citizens”.
Taylor also criticized the “keyboard heroes” on social networks. In Beast 1 magazine, the singer said that he has spent some time observing people who are always immersed in the negative, obsessed by other people’s comments. They need a dose of medicine to feel comfortable and stop stressing themselves. Since then the singer thought of the name for the song – You Need to Calm Down.