A guide to every celebrity cameo in Taylor Swift’s video for You Need to Calm Down


TAYLOR SWIFT THREW THE FIRST – jk.

The video of the year has arrived! American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has dropped the clip for her LGBTQ pop anthem, You Need to Calm Down, and it includes several sickening queer icons and allies.

It features the star and her best Judy’s in a glamorous, Pride-esque trailer park as an anti-LGBTQ protest occurs around them. The video ends with Taylor urging fans to sign her petition for Senate support of the Equality Act on change.org.

Because there’s hundreds of thousands blink-or-miss-it cameos, we’ve provided a guide on each star – in order of appearance.

Dexter Mayfield

Plus-size model, dancer, actor and choreographer.

Laverne Cox

Trans activist and actress, best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Sophia Burset on Orange is the New Black.

Chester Lockhart

Actor, dancer, musician and self-titled “half-Korean vampire”.

Hannah Hart

American internet personality, comedian, author, actress and YouTuber.

Todrick Hall

Actor, dancer, choreographer, Drag Race judge and Lola in Broadway show Kinky Boots. He’s also Taylor’s BFF.

Hayley Kiyoko

Actress and singer, known for hits such as Curious and What I Need.

Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita

Ciara is a singer, dancer and model, has massive hits under her belt such as Goodies, 1, 2 Step, Oh, Love Sex Magic and Level Up. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an actor on Modern Family, while his husband Justin Mikita is an actor and producer.

Tan France

Television personality and style guru on Netflix’s reality dramedy, Queer Eye.

Adam Rippon

Olympic figure skater and television personality.

Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness and Karamo Brown (with Todrick Hall)

Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan and Karamo all star on Queer Eye.

Adam Lambert and Ellen DeGeneres

Adam Lambert is a singer-songwriter and actor, while Ellen is… Ellen. She’s won 30 Emmys, so, yeah.

Billy Porter

Tony and Grammy Award winner and star of Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed LGBTQ drama, Pose.

Tatianna, Trinity The Tuck, Delta Werk, Trinity K. Bonet, Jade Jolie, Riley Knoxx, Adore Delano and A’Keria C. Davenport

Tatianna, Trinity, Delta, Trinity, Jade, Adore and A’Keria all starred on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Riley is the world’s “number one” Beyoncé impersonator.

RuPaul

Emmy Award winning host, actor and singer, best known for creating RuPaul’s Drag Race and for his 90’s hit, Supermodel (You Better Work).

Katy Perry

Singer-songwriter, known for hits such as I Kissed a Girl, Teenage Dream, Firework, Roar, Dark Horse and Bon Appetit – aka one of the best pop songs in history. Previously had a rivalry with Taylor.

Ryan Reynolds

Star of Deadpool, The Proposal and Blade: Trinity.

Watch the video for You Need to Calm Down below. 


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