Katy Perry’s Video for “Swish Swish” Is Pretty Lame, Sorry

Posted by Jeanne on August 24, 2017

I’ll just come right out and admit that, while her music is super catchy, I’m not a huge fan of Taylor Swift as a person. I think a lot of the things she has done seem exploitative and nasty. In fact, her willingness to profit off of the demise of her relationships (both romantic and otherwise) by putting people on blast in her music is kind of deplorable – but it sells.

Here’s another disclaimer – I’m not a huge fan of Katy Perry either. Still, when I heard that Katy Perry was finally going to fight back, I was thrilled. I wanted to see someone put Swift in her place but Perry’s “Swish Swish” featuring Nicki Minaj was seriously underwhelming. When I heard that it was going to contain a bunch of celebrities, though, I perked up.

Katy Perry Swish Swish video

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Okay, first of all, why did Perry wait so long to release this video? The song was released back in May and it did not perform well on the charts at all. Why even bother with a video? The interest was barely there to begin with and after three months, no cares about this track anymore.

Now that the video has dropped, though, I’m even more disappointed (if that’s possible). The “big stars” are Terry Crews, Molly Shannon, Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (a.k.a. The Mountain from Game of Thrones).

Really? That’s the best you could do? In “Bad Blood,” the song targeting Perry, Swift brought out the big guns including Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Lena Dunham, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Mariska Hargitay, and more. THAT is a squad.

Anyway, the video is super lame and follows Perry as a member of the Tigers basketball team and features a bunch of cheesy special effects and the singer pulling faces. I’m not amused or impressed. Sorry.

Watch it here. You’ve been warned.

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