Todrick Hall slams backlash over appearance in Taylor Swift video
Todrick Hall has slammed critics of his appearance in the new Taylor Swift video.
The video for Look What You Made Me Do has received backlash as Taylor took aim at all of her enemies.
The song is the lead single off her upcoming sixth album, Reputation and samples Right Said Fred’s anthem “I’m Too Sexy”.
A number have criticised Hall for taking place in the video not only because of its clique vibes but because of Swift’s failure to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Some suggested she was a Trump supporter however, Hall rebuked this claim.
He said: “They’re making this huge assumption when Taylor has never to my knowledge come out and said anything about her being pro-Trump.
“That was one of the major things that was tweeted at me, and I’m like, ’So you are mad that you think she might support Donald Trump? But you’re not mad that Kanye has been very openly pro-Trump?’ I don’t understand that.”
Talking to Yahoo! Music, the RuPaul’s Drag Race Judge said that despite the critics, he would do it all over again.
“If I had a do-over, I would absolutely be there for another eight hours, in heels, dancing with her,” he said.
The star went on to explain that Swift and her family have always treated him well.
Hall said: “All I know is that she has been nothing but a great person to me.
“Her family has welcomed me into their home and treated me like I was a member of the family.
“They’ve welcomed every single person I’ve ever brought around them. I’ve never felt like there was ever a moment that I couldn’t be myself, and talk about the fact that I’m gay or whatever.”
Some people accused Swift of ripping off Beyoncé because of its similarities to Formation, but Hall insisted that he would not have worked on the video if he thought this claim was even slightly true.
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“I knew that there was nothing ’Formation’-esque or Lemonade-esque about the video,” he says. “And I would never intentionally be a part of art that I felt was ripping off my favorite artist of all time.”
Many have targeted Hall on Twitter.
He explained: “Apparently there’s a thing called the ’cookout,’ which is like your invitation to be a part of the black community.
“Some people have, like, deemed themselves the Woke Police, and they decide to strip you online of your invitation to attend the ’cookout.’ It boggles my mind that people are deciding whether or not I’m down enough, black enough, or woke enough to be ’invited.’
“If I have to hate people and judge people based on their race, sexual orientation, or religion, then sorry, but I’d rather order pizza.”