You Need To Calm Down (YNTCD) (Easter eggs in the video (First sign says…
You Need To Calm Down (YNTCD)
Points out the faults of online bullying...
Say it in the street, that's a knock-out/But you say it in a Tweet, that's a cop-out. This means that if you were to say something in the street, one would get beat up, but if you say it online you can miss the consequences.
But I've learned a lesson that stressin' and obsessin' 'bout somebody else is no fun. She could be mentioning the numerous online feuds she's had with Katy Perry, the Kardashians... And now that she is feud free how much better her life has been.
Like can you just not step on our gowns?. This is when TS is asking the haters to stop hating, and pulling them down.
And we see you over there on the internet/Comparing all the girls who are killing it /But we figured you out /We all know now we all got crowns
This verse is showing the people who would compare TS with all the other famous female singers (Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele, Katy Perry) but they don't need to be compared as they are all very popular and have many awards each, and don't need to be compared as they are all very good. Pointing out there is space for everyone at the top
Is allying herself with LGBTQ+ group
In the video shows farmers who are stereotyped as "old fashioned" or even left behind on modern day activities.
"Why are you mad/ When you could be GLAAAD. GLAAAD is a gay activist group which Taylor Swift has been standing with for years.
But you would rather be in the dark age / Just makin' that sign must've taken all night. Mentioning how being against LGBTQ+ means one is left behind in the times and cannot stand seeing to men, women... SO one may want to be in the dark ages of history, without the gay presence. And with the "extremely witty" anti-gay signs that many haters come up with.
'Cause shade never made anybody less gay. Meaning all the haters are not effecting the gays, so they are screaming for nothing.
Easter eggs in the video
Release in June (pride month)
On Donald Trump's Birthday to spite him
Pride flags and pride colours through out the entity of the video
Many LGBTQ+ representations, Ellenl, Eugene Lee Yang, Laverne Cox, Hailey Kioko, Jesse Tyler Fergusson, Queer eye caslt, (Olympic figure skater) Adem Ripponl, Billy Porter, Ru Paull
Rainbow fences which are a dig at Trump for immigration and his hate of the gay community
Protesters holding anti LGBTQ+ signs leaning into the theme of the song (political side)
First sign says "Homasexkuality is sin" way of saying homophobic people need to be educated more.
Get a brain Morans. Which is facing towards the protesters and not the LGBTQ+ people.
Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve, Taylor calling out religious conservatives
Ryan Renolds paints a picture of the Stone Wall Inn The palce where the gay rights movement began 1969, with an inspiration board of phtos from pride parades
Cake fight = Colorado bakery that refused to make wedding cake for a gay wedding!
Closes out with a bill to pass the equality act to prohibite discrimnation ect,
Song is about spreading empowerement and positivity