Is Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ About Pennywise the Clown?

Understanding the true, true meaning of “Look What You Made Me Do”

Last Updated: August 28, 2017 @ 1:34 PM

We’ve read all the hot takes on Taylor Swift’s new song “Look What You Made Me Do”: It’s about Katy Perry. It’s about Kanye West. It’s about Arya Stark.

What Swift made everyone do, apparently, is try to explain what she did.

But what if all of the hot takes are wrong? What if “Look What You Made Me Do” is actually about Pennywise the Clown?

All of the clues — and the fact that Swift and Pennywise are both doing pretty well on our site right now — offer a compelling case about Swift’s true inspiration.

Ready? Here we go!

1. Pennywise is from the upcoming movie “It” — and “Look What You Made Me Do” contains the word “it” six times.

Sample lyrics:

Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time
I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined
I check it once, then I check it twice, oh!

2. Taylor Swift has checked “It” twice — proof she has read “It,” Stephen King’s book about Pennywise, twice.

See lyrics above. (Italics added.)

3. Taylor Swift underlined a name in red. She previously had an album called “Red.” Pennywise has a red balloon.

This is getting scary, right?

4. The Santa factor

Just as Pennywise impersonates a beloved figure to children, a clown, Taylor Swift impersonates a beloved figure to children, Santa Claus (see lyrics above, again — making a list, checking it twice) and lures them in to do… something.

5. She says she “rose” from the dead. Balloons also rise.  

Kids, do not go in a sewer with Taylor Swift.

You can read other, less accurate stories about Taylor Swift and “It” here, here, and here.

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