Much like Britney Spears’ Lucky music video in 2000, Taylor Swift’s new video for her track Delicate takes a satirical perspective on the loneliness of fame. Premiering at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night, its 3 minutes and 54 seconds of the 27-year-old pop juggernaut pulling faces and dancing not very well; a return to the Swift audiences know and love a la her Shake It Off days.
But void of a bitter message to those who supposedly betrayed her (Kanye West, Katy Perry), the internet has sparked up some new controversy: Did Swift pull aesthetic cues from Spike Jonze’s 2016 Kenzo World commercial?
Both subjects, dressed in green, break free from their expected, polished roles and into almost interpretive dance (some have likened this to Sia’s muse – and Chandelier star – Maddie Ziegler) at a golden-lit formal event. We’ll leave it up to you to tell us how closely you think these two videos are. Swift’s representatives have not replied to requests for comment by U.S. media.
taylor swift's "delicate" video is a poor man's version of spike jonze's ad for Kenzo, this bop deserved more pic.twitter.com/39Ub99bKqc
— christina.jpg (@wtfcylon) March 12, 2018
— Clayton Spinney (@ClaytonSpinney) March 12, 2018