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Swift denies 'queerbaiting'

Taylor Swift has denied claims she's "queerbaiting" in the video for her new single You Need to Calm Down by including a scene which sees her kissing Katy Perry.

The 29-year-old took to Tumblr on Saturday to reply to one fan's speculation about the rumoured scene between Taylor and her former enemy Katy.

"Hey uhhhh @TaylorSwift not to question you, but you do know there's a leaked concept that you and Katy dress as fries and burgers and kiss," the fan wrote, adding, "This isn't me making jokes or anything. If there is indeed a scene like that, you need to cut it right now before it airs because it's genuinely a really bad idea. Seriously."

Taylor quickly responded: "Guys. That is ABSOLUTELY false. To be an ally is to understand the difference between advocating and baiting. Anyone trying to twist this positivity into something it isn't needs to calm down. It costs zero dollars to not step on our gowns."

Queerbaiting is a marketing technique used to hint at, but not properly depict, a same-sex romance.

Instead, Taylor posted a brief clip on her Twitter page which announced the stars set to cameo in the video - with 18 names quickly flashing up on the screen. Among the famous faces who will appear are Ryan Reynolds, Ciara, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter and Adam Lambert.

Speaking about how he came to be involved in the video, former American Idol star Adam told Australian radio host Smallzy: "It was like a random thing. I just got a note. I ran into Taylor at the Ellen show... She was like, 'Hey, you wanna film a scene with Ellen?' And I said, 'Yeah.' So look out for it - it's me and Ellen."

Asked if he could reveal anything else about his appearance, Adam replied: "That's all I can tell you. I think I've been, like, sworn to secrecy."



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