If you missed it, Swift opened the Billboard Music Awards Wednesday night in Las Vegas with her new song, “ME,” featuring Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie. It also featured a marching band. Uh oh. Somebody just asked for trouble.
And “swift” trouble is what she got ’cause the Beehive had no problem noting the similarities on social media with a lot of them accusing Swift of “trying to appropriate a culture that is not hers.” Some said Swift’s performance was the “white girl” version. Ouch.
“Not only did Taylor Swift rip off Beyonce’s #Homecoming by trying to appropriate a culture that is not hers, but this bitch also tried to look like Beyonce’s boots,” wrote a fan on Twitter. “Taylor Swift’s performance is the white girl mediocre version of Beyoncé’s Coachella set,” tweeted another.
Here are some other reactions:
So far, Taylor Swift has yet to comment.