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Watch: Taylor Swift’s LGBTI Celebrity Packed ‘You Need to Calm Down’ Video

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Going all out for Pride month, Taylor Swift has finally released her new music video for her hit single You Need to Calm Down – And it’s packed full of LGBTI celebrity cameos!

Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Bobby Berk, Billy Porter, Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley Kiyoko, Adam Rippon, Chester Lockhart, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, and Tan France all appear as Swifts friendly neighbors in a rainbow coloured LGBTi+ themed trailer park.

RuPaul also makes a special appearance offering the crown to performers dressed as Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Adele.

Swift’s new song and video is being described as her most political yet, with a strong message of support for the LGBTI community, encouragement of individuals to be proud of who they truly are, and criticism for those who spread messages of hate and intolerance. 

At the end of her video, Swift also posts a strong message promoting the Equality Act saying “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all of our citizens equally.”
 
The message also includes a request to sign her petition for the United States Senate to support the Equality Act on Change.org.
 
Watch Taylor Swift’s new video here on express:


Swift’s latest music video follows her recent surprise performance at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, where she wished the lucky crowd a happy Pride Month before performing a few songs. 

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GJ Gardner Maxi 8 May – 31 July 2018

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