Is Taylor Swift Allowed to Speak About Fat?

Can you speak about your trauma if you don’t look traumatized?

Taru Anniina Liikanen
6 min readOct 24, 2022

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Taylor Swift caused an uproar after her new album Midnights dropped last week. The music video of her song “Anti-Hero” shows her at one point stepping on a scale and the word “fat” appearing.

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Taru Anniina Liikanen

Stand-up comedian and recovering political ghostwriter. Finnish by birth, porteña at heart. Bad jokes frequent.