Taylor Swift backs Serena Williams in ‘The Man’ music video

first_img“I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff,” Williams said. “For me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief.’ For me, it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”Fans were quick to point out the connection between Swift’s music video and Williams.Also, Taylor Swift supporting Serena Williams during the 2018 US Open Final with the Tennis Scene. We Love to see it!#TheMan #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/BlXdYdM4PW— Kenny M (@kennaymart) February 27, 2020“they’d paint me out to be bad so it’s okay that i’m mad”taylor referencing queen serena and how she got treated😭❤️ i love u both @taylorswift13 @serenawilliams @taylornation13 #TheManMusicVideo pic.twitter.com/p2lui1ukjn— keesha (@holygr0und) February 27, [email protected] Taylor really said “Justice for Serena” #TheManMusicVideo #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/5HPClxtNjK— Marcy Anna (@Ready4Combat82) February 27, 2020The whole tennis scene was referencing the Serena Williams US Open incident when she was mocked by the media pic.twitter.com/w1knIUZfg5— Melanie Wiggins (@bewarehoney) February 27, 2020Swift and Williams have been friends for several years. Williams even joined Swift on stage at a concert in London in 2015.Serena joined Taylor Swift on stage in London last night. http://t.co/QNMmmRQLru pic.twitter.com/dCOheURtsj— Erik Gudris (@ATNtennis) June 28, 2015 Throughout the four-minute clip, Swift displays scenarios of toxic masculinity, including throwing a tantrum on the tennis court.The moment appears to be a tribute to Williams, who called out sexism in the sport following a clash with an umpire at the 2018 U.S. Open.Here’s the music video — the tennis scene begins around the 2:25 mark.During her finals match against Naomi Osaka, Williams accused umpire Carlos Ramos of penalizing her unfairly because she is a woman.From CNN:”Ramos first gave Williams a code violation warning for coaching after he ruled that her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, gave her hand signals from the stands. Then she got a point penalty for smashing her racket, followed by a game penalty for verbal abuse after she confronted the umpire.”At a news conference following her loss, Williams said she has witnessed male players call other umpires “several things.” Is Taylor Swift showing support for friend Serena Williams in her latest music video? Fans think so.On Thursday, the singer released her self-directed music video for her feminist empowerment track “The Man,” in which she dons heavy prosthetics and a beard to spoof male privilege.last_img read more