The backlash in opposition to one moment in Taylor Swift’s “Anti-Hero” music video appears to have prompted an edit on at the very least one platform.
Eagle-eyed Swift devotees have famous that the Apple Music model of the Grammy-winner’s video, from her tenth studio album “Midnights,” not features a controversial moment that confirmed the phrase “fats” on a scale.
The video, which was written and directed by the singer, is supposed to depict Swift’s “nightmare eventualities and intrusive ideas,” in accordance to her Instagram.
The scene that angered some viewers reveals Swift within the toilet weighing herself on a scale as her inside critic (additionally performed by Swift) appears on.
A closeup of the dimensions reveals the phrase “FAT” as an alternative of displaying a quantity, and crestfallen Swift appears down as the opposite Swift shakes her head, upset.
The model of the video featured on Apple Music not cuts to the phrase, a moment some physique positivity advocates construed as fatphobic.
CNN has reached out to Apple in addition to representatives for Swift for remark.
The YouTube model of the music video nonetheless featured the controversial scene as of Wednesday afternoon.
Swift has beforehand made references to her previous battles with disordered consuming and physique picture struggles.
In her 2020 documentary “Miss Americana,” Swift mentioned unflattering photos and unkind feedback about her determine would typically “set off me to simply starve just a little bit — simply cease consuming.”
The debate over the video even made it onto “The View,” the place co-host Sunny Hostin mentioned critics “missed the purpose.”
Regardless, the controversy has seemingly had little impact on the album’s recognition. Swift’s new album, which was launched on October 21, has bought greater than 1.2 million album items within the U.S. throughout its first three days of launch, in accordance to Billboard, citing the music information agency Luminate. The preliminary gross sales figures embody any pre-orders.
Swift has additionally develop into Spotify’s most-streamed artist in a 24-hour interval thanks to “Midnights.”