Taylor Swift Fights Back Against Critics with ‘Mean’ Video

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“Someday I’ll be living in a big ol’ city and all you’re ever gonna be is mean,” Taylor Swift sings in her new video for the song “Mean” — a song that is reportedly in response to a music critic that was less than kind towards her in a review.

The third single off her album Speak Now is an anthem for the outsiders, and shows kids battling with being bullied while Taylor sings: 

“You can take me down with just one single blow, but you don’t know what you don’t know.” 

One scene has Taylor rocking out to the banjo before cutting to her being tied up and glammed up on some railroad tracks. Towards the end of the song, you also get to see Swift all dolled up for a Broadway scene. Singing about music critics is a far cry from her usual lyrics which tend to be about the men in her life. 

The song “Dear John” on the singer’s album is thought to be about her relationship with ladies’ man John Mayer. The lyrics read in part: “Dear John, I see it all now that you’re gone. Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with…

But what was the country crooner watching in the moments leading up to the premiere of her new “Mean” video on CMT? Taylor admitted on Twitter: “Friends marathon after a long day of rehearsals.” What do you think of the new video? Get in on the conversation @celebuzz.

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