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Why is the internet losing its mind over Taylor Swift?

Her announcement has fans all in a tizzy.

YESTERDAY, TAYLOR SWIFT made a series of announcements that caused the internet to melt.

It started when she announced that she had some secrets to share. Via a streamed Q&A on Yahoo, of course.

Tweet by @Taylor Swift Source: Taylor Swift/Twitter

Then she leaned in close and told us some secrets.

Firstly, she debuted her new single and video Shake It Off, a song about being positive even when the haters are hatin’. The song is incredibly catchy and the video features Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly in a variety of costumes with fans cherrypicked from the internet.

It’s going to be massive.

Source: TaylorSwiftVEVO/YouTube

Next up, she revealed that her new album will be released on October 27th. The album is entitled 1989 – she was born in 1989, you see – and she describes it as her first pop album. Additionally, the album artwork will be made up of Polaroids.

The album will not only include, you know, the songs, but will also feature voice memos from T-Swift herself, which will give fans an insight into how Swift writes her songs.

Naturally, all this information sent the internet into a tizzy.

Tweet by @Taylor Swift Source: Taylor Swift/Twitter

Tweet by @Kelly Clarkson Source: Kelly Clarkson/Twitter

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Tweet by @ice princess Source: ice princess/Twitter

But not everyone was a fan: some accused Taylor Swift of racism and cultural appropriation for featuring black women twerking in her video.

Tweet by @EARL Source: EARL/Twitter

Tweet by @EARL Source: EARL/Twitter

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Some noted the awkward timing of the press conference.

Tweet by @yeezica Source: yeezica/Twitter

Tweet by @Kasra Rahjerdi Source: Kasra Rahjerdi/Twitter

While others just expressed their appreciation for T-Swift through dance.

Tweet by @C-M Williamson Source: C-M Williamson/Twitter

*hums Shake It Off for time immemorial*

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Amy O'Connor

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