Ciara uses Taylor Swift's song to take aim at a hater who called out her participation in the singer's music video. It was a response to the hater who accused her of committing a "greater sin."
It seems the title of Taylor Swift’s new single “You Need To Calm Down” came in handy for Ciara who used it to shut down a troll for calling out her cameo in the singer’s music video.
This week saw the release of the video for Taylor’s gay pride anthem where a host of celebrities were featured, including the 33-year-old singer and mother-of-two.
Ciara appeared as the officiating celebrant for Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s wedding to his husband Justin Mikita. While her role was part of the song’s bigger picture, an ode against haters of the LGBTQ community, Ciara drew just that – hate, with her participation.
One fan called her attention in the comments section of her post featuring the music video. The clip which she captioned “Wedding is lit” addressed to the grooms received a comment from one @lucas_norton101 who told the singer, “You shouldn’t be doing this.”
He further added that though he respects the singer, “being at a gay wedding is one thing and joining them together is even more a greater sin.”
“We love you but this is wrong,” the commenter closes.
Ciara’s response was to remind the troll that “Christians don’t judge.” And more fittingly, she incorporated the hashtag #YouNeedToCalmDown in reference to Swift’s song.
If anything, Ciara did more for the song’s promotion seeing how its purpose was served in this situation. Kudos to Swift whose lyrics were on point, especially the part that goes,
“And control your urges to scream about all the people you hate
Cause shade never made anybody less gay.
Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD? (You could be GLAAD)”
Among the other celebrities who appeared in a cameo in the video were Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, RuPaul, Adam Lambert, and Katy Perry whose participation in the video was a confirmation of her reconciliation with Taylor.
If you recall, Katy extended an olive branch to Taylor last year thus ending their six-year feud. The “Fireworks” singer sent a letter of apology to the “Delicate” hitmaker who shared the apology on her Instagram with a heartfelt thank you.
Now that the feud is finally over, Katy expressed further support for Taylor when she posted a photo of them hugging each other in the music video. Katy was dressed as a burger and Taylor, French fries, prompting the singer to wittingly caption it, “This meal is BEEF-free.”
That is one happy meal!