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Stepping to the sound of Taylor Swift provokes debates about gentrification

Video shows group dancing step with Taylor Swift music in the background, in a place known for black culture

A group of people danced to the sound of “Blank Space”, by Taylor Swift, on a street close to Pedra do Sal, a place known for black culture. The scene divided opinions on social media and raised debates about gentrification and whitening, processes that would be moving the original community away from the Port Zone of Rio de Janeiro.

@oqfelipefaria I was incredibly surprised and loved it @Taylor Swift 🫶🏻 #taylorswift#pedradosalrj♬ original sound – Felipe Faria

Some internet users condemned what they saw in the video that went viral. Read some comments:

Others saw the comparisons as an exaggeration:

The author of the video showing the dance also spoke. “I just went there to enjoy it”, said the user, highlighting that it was the first time he had visited the tourist spot. Then he also posted a video from the same day when the local DJ played Demi Lovato. Despite the joke, Felipe also used his reach on TikTok to boost donations to Casa da Tia Ciata, an important samba singer in Brazilian history.

@oqfelipefaria Replying to @Janaína Maciel Donate to Tia Ciata’s house! Only with money can history be kept alive 🫰🏻🫶🏻 #pedradosalrj#taylorswift#rj#foryou♬ original sound – Felipe Faria

Source: Rollingstone

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