​The Internet Can't Calm Down About Taylor Swift's New Song "You Need to Calm Down"

​The Internet Can't Calm Down About Taylor Swift's New Song "You Need to Calm Down"
Taylor Swift dropped the latest single of her Lover era last night (June 13), delivering "You Need to Calm Down."
 
It's a piece of music with a message — directed at trolls, homophobes and sexists — and a lot of people have a lot to say about the new song.
 
Some are praising the singer for finally speaking out in support of LGBTQ+ rights despite having a fan base largely rooted in the conservative southern United States, spouting slogan-esque lines like: "You just need to take several seats and then try to restore the peace / And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate 'cause shade never made anybody less gay."
 
On top of that, shutting down trolls and telling people to stop pitting women against each other are commendable enough messages.
 
 
Others, though, have decried the song's lack of authenticity, likening it to the well-intended but awkward commercialization of Pride Month by major corporations. And then there's the issue of her linking her own criticism as a public figure to the injustices faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
 
Then there are some people who are just plain over listening to Swift singing about how much she doesn't care what other people think about her.
 
And those who straight-up don't like her music.
 
Regardless of what you think of the song, people are going to be talking about it for a few more days at least; a colourful, sprinkle-topped video will be released on Monday (June 17).
 
UPDATE (6/17, 10 a.m. EDT): Watch the video for "You Need to Calm Down" now.

Lover is due out August 23 via Republic.