No matter what you do, there will always be some pathetic idiots out to complain about it, and try to distort things to seem like something else is going on. Since people will read any news about a famous person they like, they will of course have attention grabbing misleading headlines every chance they get, for any possible reason.
For the video Wildest Dream, some claimed it supported colonialism or racism because it takes place in the past, where two movie stars are filming a film, and the few people seen on the set of the fictional film are white. This despite the fact it takes place in Africa.
The video's director, Joseph Kahn said "There are black Africans in the video in a number of shots, but I rarely cut to crew faces outside of the director as the vast majority of screentime is Taylor and Scott. The reality is not only were there people of color in the video, but the key creatives who worked on this video are people of color. I am Asian American, the producer Jil Hardin is an African American woman, and the editor Chancler Haynes is an African American man. We collectively decided it would have been historicially inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history. This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present and we are all proud of our work. There is no political agenda in the video. Our only goal was to tell a tragic love story in classic Hollywood iconography."
Shake it offEdit
Various idiots, some of which who later admitted they hadn't even seen the video, complained the video "perpetuating black stereotypes", despite it having people of various races doing the same thing together, and simply featured various types of popular music (ballerina, break dancing, Lady Gaga, twerking, jumping around in a parody of a clothing commercial, etc).