The Grammys Made a Very WTF Pro-Taylor Swift Commercial
Today, The Grammys released their first commercial of the season and it came off hella tone deaf.
In the ad, a slew of little girls recite Taylor Swift’s speech from last year in which she shaded Kanye West for the infamous “Famous” lyrics we’ll all go to our graves being able to recite on command.
Obviously, they were going for #girlpowervibes, but instead it just came off as rewarding Taylor for playing the victim against the big bad Kanye monster.
To refresh your memory, this is what T Swift said last year when accepting the Grammy for album of the year:
“I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but, if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, somebody when you get where you’re going you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
On the one hand, at the time Taylor gave the speech, it was kind of cool because bragged about herself, which is something women rarely do in public.
But on the other hand, we know a lot more about how that situation went down than we did we last year.
Like for instance, we know Taylor wasn’t really the victim she was pretending to be.
Plus it seems extra misguided given Kanye’s recently leaked decision to boycott The Grammys this year because they’re racist.
Obviously, The Grammys had no idea that report was gonna come out yesterday, but you’d think somebody in their PR department would have said, “Hey, maybe we shouldn’t release that commercial today — let’s just go with one of the other ones we shoot months ago.”
Then again, maybe they did it for the drama.
Maybe they’re just as petty as T Swift and wanted to show Kanye if he wasn’t on their side they weren’t on his.
Probably not though.
If the Grammys are guilty of anything, it’s just being out of touch.
Wouldn’t be the first time that charge got labeled at an awards show, and it definitely won’t be the last.
[H/T Elite Daily]