Video: Hilarious Parody Shows Taylor Swift Bringing Imaginary BFFs On Stage
In less than a week, Taylor Swift will reign over Los Angeles as she'll be performing for five days at the Staples Center, bringing Lord knows who on stage with her. Really, we have no idea what other members from her army of A-list besties she will surprise guests with on her 1989 tour because she has so many—but one woman has some ideas.
Writer Lara Marie Schoenhals posted a hilarious video on YouTube, entitled, "Please Welcome to the Stage...," shortly after TayTay brought out her latest string of celebrity guests to a Santa Clara show on Saturday: Julia Roberts and legendary singer-songwriter Joan Baez. We didn't even know T-Swizzle was tight with Baez, who showed up on stage wearing mom jeans. Tayter Tot's tour almost seems like a "Gotta Catch 'Em All" collection of Pokemon, but in this case, the Pokemon being all the BFFs in Swift's #GirlSquad. Just a sampling of her guests on this 1989 tour include the U.S. Women's Soccer Team, Heidi Klum, Lena Dunham, Haim, Ciara, Lorde, Ellie Goulding, Serena Williams, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevigne.
In Schoenhals' over three-minute-long parody video, she pretends she's Swift, while constantly smiling and twirling, announcing the next increasingly impressive surprise cameos of her Los Angeles show. They include the hologram of Maya Angelou, Gigi Hadid and the Blair Witch, and the first woman ever—Eve!, among many others. It's just a glimpse into just how far Swift will go to try to get every woman on stage with her in her seemingly ultimate pursuit of women empowerment.
However, Gawker reporter, Dayna Evans wrote a lengthy piece in July questioning Swift's role in the feminist movement:
If female empowerment was really so important to Swift as a pop star, she’d bring to the stage her astrophysicist friends, she’d have an all-female backing band like Charli XCX, she’d give speeches about intersectionality instead of “how to not feel damaged,” or maybe—if none of that sounds up her alley or workable for her current scheme to success—she’d just relax a little. There are already enough pressures for our gender to deal with—the exaggerated kingdom-building is only going to create and aggravate more anxiety.
Fusion Senior Editor Aleksander Chan tweeted out Schoenhal's video and perfectly summed it up: