Taylor Swift just dropped her celebrity-filled video for her latest single, "You Need To Calm Down," and it didn’t take long for fans to start picking it apart for hidden Easter eggs, and it seems there are plenty of them.
·Singer Hayley Kiyoko shoots a target and hits a bulls-eye on the number five, leading some to speculate that Hayley will appear on the fifth song on Tay’s upcoming album, “Lover.”
·In one scene there is a mailbox that reads “Love Letters Only,” which fans think may be a song on the album.
·The video features a framed picture that reads, “Mom, I Am A Rich Man,” which many guess is a tribute to a famous Cher quote from a 1996 interview. Again, fans think it may be another song title.
·Adam Lambert is giving Ellen DeGeneres a tattoo that reads “Cruel Summer,” which some think may mean a cover of the Bananarama song will appear on the album, or at least another song with that title.
·The clip features contestants from Billy Porter walking the aisle toward contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race in a 'Pop Queen Pageant," dressed as Taylor, Cardi B, Lady Gaga,Adele, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé. And when she sings the line “We all have crowns” - which some think is Taylor’s way of saying they are all queens - stop pitting women against each other.
·Ryan Reynolds is painting a picture of the Stonewall Inn, a shout-out to the iconic LGBTQ landmark, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots this year.
·One of Swift’s wigs is the color of the bisexual flag, which some are taking as Taylor’s support of the bisexual community, although New York magazine wonders if it is Taylor’s way of coming out as bi. (They think the daisies in the video are evidence of it as well)
·Taylor’s latest cat, Benjamin Button, is featured on a watch in the clip.
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·Ciara, who appears in the video marrying Jessie Tyler Ferguson and his husband, clapped backafter someone posted a homophobic response to her cameo. The person shared, "You shouldn't be doing this. We respect U too much. Being at a gay wedding is one thing and joining them together is even more of a greater sin. We love you but this is wrong." As for Ciara's response, she wrote, "Firstly, Christians don't judge. Secondly #YouNeedToCalmDown."
·After the video's release Taylor tweeted at fans to start following all the stars that had cameos in the clip, but she shared the wrong Twitter handle for Ryan Reynolds. Instead of @VancityReynolds, she posted @RyanReynolds, which is the handle of an Indiana sports director, who tells the New York Post it "happens all the time." He later tweeted at Tay, "So uh, @taylorswift13 … I appreciate the shoutout but you’re looking for @VancityReynolds. PS: I’m a big fan. Especially ‘Style’ and ‘Shake It Off.’ Seriously. Ask my teenage sons. I sing along in the car. I’m so old and so lame." Taylor later fixed her post.
·Cher acknowledged Taylor's shout out in the video, and Tay couldn't take it. She shared, "When you have a song about being calm and the video has a Cher quote in it and she posts it so henceforth you are not able to be calm anymore."