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Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” Video Features Surprise Katy Perry Cameo, Call for LGBT Equality

Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” Video Features Surprise Katy Perry Cameo, Call for LGBT Equality

Taylor Swift premiered the official music video for her latest single “You Need to Calm Down” on Monday, and it features a bevy of celebs and one very important message. The three-and-a-half-minute clip opens with Swift sleeping inside a cute trailer wearing an eye mask that reads “Calm Down.” She soon exits the trailer and sets it on fire before heading to the trailer park’s pool–while elsewhere in the trailer park, Laverne Cox struts her stuff, Jesse Tyler Ferguson marries another man, the cast of <i>Queer Eye </i>sips (literal) tea with Swift, Adam Rippon serves snow cones, and Ellen DeGeneres gets a tattoo from Adam Lambert–all while a group of anti-LGBT haters protest. Soon, a Taylor Swift drag queen appears among other pop-diva drag queens (including likenesses of Cardi B, Adele and Beyoncé) as Swift’s doppelganger lip-syncs, “And we see you over there on the internet / Comparing all the girls who are killing it.” The clip ends with the trailer-park denizens having a food fight while a sullen-looking Swift wears a giant French-fries costume. Then she spots another pop star in her infamous Met Gala hamburger get-up–none other than Swift’s onetime frenemy, Katy Perry! The clip ends with Swift and Perry slow-dancing before a message appears: “Let’s show our pride by demanding that, on a national level, our laws truly treat all our citizens equally. Please sign my petition for Senate support of the Equality Act at Change.org.”

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