​Twitter Is Pissed at Taylor Swift Again for Ripping Off the Whitewashed Version of 'Ghost in the Shell'

​Twitter Is Pissed at Taylor Swift Again for Ripping Off the Whitewashed Version of 'Ghost in the Shell'
Taylor Swift unveiled her "…Ready for It" video earlier today (October 27), taking viewers into a bizarre dystopian world that mashes together inspiration from basically every sci-fi movie in recent memory. Unfortunately, the pop star's latest clip has once again found her at the centre of controversy.
 
The video shows human Swift facing off against a naked cyborg version of herself — or the other way around, depending who you ask. Either way, the glass-encased Taylor sports a nude-coloured bodysuit that's eerily reminiscent of the one Scarlett Johansson wore for her role as Major Motoko Kusanagi in this year's Ghost in the Shell — you know, that film the caused a shitstorm of controversy by casting a white woman as a Japanese character.
 
Folks on Twitter were quick to notice the similarities and have been voicing their concerns on the social media platform since Swift teased the video on Instagram earlier this week.
 
Now that the full music video has been unleashed, the criticism of a white woman ripping off a white woman that ripped off an Asian character is growing louder.
 
See a selection of responses to the "…Ready for It?" video below.
 

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