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Taylor Swift's Video Director Joseph Kahn Defends Her, Blasts Gender Double Standards

Taylor Swift's Video Director Joseph Kahn Defends Her, Blasts Gender Double Standards

Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video director Joseph Kahn is coming to her defense.

The 44-year-old director took to Twitter on Wednesday (Aug. 30) to express his views on the gender double standards in the industry.

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“If I plan something as a man I’m a ‘genius,’” he wrote. “If Taylor as a woman plans something she is ‘manipulative.’ Double standards. This is wrong.”

Following his tweet, Joseph retweeted a Guardian article stating that Taylor is battling misogyny.

The record-breaking “LWYMMD” video has received tons of attention for its references to Taylor‘s career, as well as possible nods to Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Kim Kardashian. Joseph recently responded to the video’s Beyonce comparisons as well.

Joseph has also directed Taylor‘s music videos for “Blank Space,” ”Bad Blood,” and “Wildest Dreams.”

Click inside to read Joseph’s other tweet…

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  • Nurse Shadie

    Yes there are plenty gender bias however not when it comes to the complaints of T Swift. Her and Kanye have continuously gone back and forth. BOTH artists get the same amount of criticism and get labeled as genius for whatever stunt they pull.

  • Marie

    good post, and good article in the Guardian!! I totally agree with it!! she has been at this since she was very young and of course there are growing pains. but once again she has proved herself to be extremely talented and I’m glad to see she has had the last laugh with the success of this video…it’s actually brilliant!!! and as the article says …..a lot of the video is not about Kanye or KP but about people that get their kicks out of going online and letting these entertainers know how much you hate them….it’s just ridiculous!! If people would only just pay attention to entertainers they love and make them feel good there would be a lot less hate in this world. these entertainers have done nothing to you but people continue to spread hate….. I am a grandmother and speak from experience…….

  • dmr

    he spends alot of time defending her. Vulture has the hands-down best atricle. Brutal but honest. Compares her quite well to Trump

  • Desiree Edwards

    Taylor’s video is very demonic and dark…sad!

  • Phil the Donahue

    we live in demonic and dark times. She is just reflecting the people of her time, that is exactly what artists do.

  • Suz

    Well said @Marie #WELLSAID!!!

  • Carol

    I think everybody should read this article about Taylor’s music: http://www.vulture.com/2017/08/taylor-swift-look-what-you-made-me-do-pure-trump-era-pop-art.html
    It’s very good!

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  • sunny_dayze

    Right on, Joseph…the video is brilliant!

  • sunny_dayze

    Right on, Joseph…the video is brilliant!

  • sunny_dayze

    Right on, Joseph…the video is brilliant!