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Rapper Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Music Video Is Offensive, Hateful

Earl Sweatshirt has quite a critique about Taylor Swift's new music video, and it doesn't seem likely that he'll "Shake It Off."

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The 20-year-old Odd Future rapper took to Twitter to express his distaste for Taylor's new cinematic effort, which hit the web yesterday, August 18.

He writes, "Haven't watched the Taylor Swift video, and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately hateful — perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture,

"For example, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it's OK for you to be trill or twerk or say 'n—a,'" Earl continues.

"Shake It Off" is the first song off Taylor's upcoming album, 1989, which she also announced yesterday, saying that it will be her first pop music album.

In case you missed it, the "Shake It Off" video shows women of different races twerking, while Taylor crawls beneath their legs, checking out their wagging assets — which is likely one aspect of the video that is drawing Earl's ire.Strangely, he seems to have been silent when Miley Cyrus started twerking, although the "We Can't Stop" singer has drawn similar criticism. Maybe he didn't watch the VMAs last year?

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

08.19.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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