Director Joseph Khan has defended his video for Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' against accusations that it romanticises a violent period of African colonialism.
In a statement reported by Billboard, Khan — who also directed the 'Blank Space' and 'Bad Blood' videos — said the following things:
"We collectively decided it would have been historically inaccurate to load the crew with more black actors as the video would have been accused of rewriting history. This video is set in the past by a crew set in the present."
You might just think 'well why not come up with a different treatment if you think it's going to be tricky' but there you go. Taylor herself has yet to make a statement.