‘You Need to Calm Down’ is Taylor Swift’s Response to Homophobic Haters and Your New Pride Anthem: WATCH

Taylor Swift dropped her new single last night and it’s her first song that goes directly after anti-gay haters.

According to Variety, “It’s in a long line of anti-haters singles from Swift, but this time she’s returning fire not just at her own detractors but dedicating a significant portion of the song to taking on homophobes… very cheerfully, in keeping with all other recent Swift mood signifiers.”

The lyrics:

You are somebody that I don’t know / But you’re takin’ shots at me like it’s Patron / And I’m must like, damn, it’s 7 a.m. / Say it in the street, that’s a knockout / But you say it in a tweet, that’s a cop-out.

Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?” she asks, echoing the last phrase for good measure. “Sunshine on the street at the parade / But you would rather be in the dark ages / Makin’ that sign must’ve taken all night.

A fully produced video for the song is due June 17. “I wanted you to hear the song first, then see the video,” wrote the singer. “Because the video is very worth the wait. There’s a lot going on in the video so I wanted that to be a separate discovery.”

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