Taylor Swift's new music video "Wildest Dreams," which is based in Africa, is facing claims it was "whitewashed."
The politically correct police include NPR
and The Daily Dot.
Joseph Kahn, the video's director, in a statement on Wednesday defending "Wildest Dreams," said the video includes black people and was produced by a black woman and edited by a black man, reported The Associated Press.
Kahn, who directed Swift's "Blank Space" and "Bad Blood," is Asian.
"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.
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."
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