Taylor Swift director defends ‘colonial’ Africa video
3 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Universal/ Big Machine
The video for Wildest Dreams was filmed in Botswana and South Africa
The director of Taylor Swift’s new video has defended it following criticisms it depicts a whitewashed version of Africa.
The video for Wildest Dreams had been accused of glamorising a “white colonial fantasy of Africa”.
But director Joseph Kahn has said it “is not a video about colonialism but a love story on the set of a period film crew in Africa, 1950”.
Swift has not commented on the controversy around the video.
In a statement Kahn denied …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment