Taylor Swift’s music video for “You Need To Calm Down” is here, and in addition to being packed with celebs, she reconciles with Katy Perry.
Taylor Swift just released the music video for “You Need To Calm Down” the second single off of her new record, Lover. And this music video has just about everything you could want: loads of celebrity cameos, the end to an age-old feud, and a truly important message.
Of course, folks are spending a lot of time with the big surprise at the end of the music video. Katy Perry, dressed in a hamburger costume, locks eyes with Taylor Swift who is dressed as fries. The two slowly walk towards each other and embrace, signaling the end of their years-long feud.
If you’ve been paying attention to Katy Perry’s Instagram, this reconciliation isn’t a total surprise. Perry recently posted a pic of a plate of cookies that read “peace at last” with Swift tagged in the comments. Still, it’s nice to have evidence of their reconciliation in music video form as well.
But Perry isn’t the only notable appearance in the “You Need To Calm Down” video. You can spot cameos by heaps of celebs like RuPaul, Ryan Reynolds, Ellen DeGeneres, Laverne Cox, The Fab 5, Hannah Hart, and MUCH more.
The large number of LGBTQIA+ individuals featured in the video isn’t an accident. The lyrics to the song speak against people who picket, discriminate, and harm LGBT people with lines like “shade never made anyone less gay,” but Swift ends the video asking her fans for action. The video ends with a title card asking fans to sign a petition asking for Senate support for the Equality Act which would protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
You can head to Change.org to sign the petition, and you can purchase Taylor Swift’s new album, Lover, when it releases on August 23.