Taylor Swift Video Director Defends ‘Wildest Dreams’ Amid Whitewashing Claims

The director of Taylor Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after came down her stating that she whitewashed her video based in Africa.

Joseph Kahn, who directed “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space” released  a statement Wednesday (Sept. 2) that the video is in no way “whitewashed” and that the video included black people along with editing being done by a black male.

Kahn said: “We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history. This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present.”

“Wildest Dreams” is set in 1950s Africa and portrays Swift as an actress who falls in love with her co-star on the set. Black actors are seen in some of the clips from a distance.

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