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So did anyone else feel like the title card for Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video, with her lying on a crushed car after jumping from a skyscraper, was a fairly repulsive appropriation of the infamous photograph of Evelyn McHale’s body, taken after she jumped from the Empire State building?

 

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A white scarf drifts in the morning sky

her gray cloth coat sleeps on the railing

and she like a long dark bird descends 

clutching her pearls

Evelyn wants only to die

to die

Taylor Swift and I

say girlfriend please

such a beautiful story

Evelyn leaves black and white pictures behind

and she like a ghost steps into the sky

clutching her pearls

such a beautiful end

Evelyn says let me die

let me die

no service no tears

ashes

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