Taylor Swift won four awards at the VMAs, including “Video of the Year” for her hit, “Bad Blood.” However, it wasn’t Taylor’s stunning attire, multiple award wins, or even her glamorous “Girl Squad” entourage that received social media attention. Instead, it was the alleged fart that Taylor let blow while introducing her new music video, “Wildest Dream,” live on-air. The fart was heard around the world, and people demanded to know if it was, in fact, Taylor that let a quick one slide or if the culprit could have been one of her Girl Squad members. Fortunately for fans, “fart-gate” was put to rest after MTV released a public statement noting that a production microphone was to blame for the sound, and that “there was absolutely no possibility of it being Taylor or anyone in her party’s microphones picking up ambient sounds.”
First things first, what did the alleged offending fart actually sound like? Check out the videos below for a couple different perspectives of the 2015 VMA fart-gate.
As you can see, a mysterious noise made its way to the microphone as Taylor Swift squatted in excitement. As the noise was heard, Taylor seemed to make a somewhat guilty face and seemed to have difficulty getting the last few words out of her mouth. Though the evidence seemed rather damning, the squat and look of guilt, MTV has assured viewers that there is “absolutely no possibility” of that sound coming from Taylor or any of the members of the “Girl Squad.” Instead, MTV’s official press release regarding Taylor Swift’s alleged fart says the sound was isolated to a production microphone.
“MTV can confirm that the sound heard in the moment Taylor Swift introduced her new music video, ‘Wildest Dreams,’ was isolated to a production microphone. There was absolutely no possibility of it being Taylor or anyone in her party’s microphones picking up ambient sounds.”
Well, there you have it folks. Taylor Swift did not fart live on television while introducing her “Wildest Dream” video during the VMAs. According to MTV, a production microphone is to blame. However, we did learn a very valuable lesson from the VMA fart-gate 2015. In the future, if Taylor Swift accidentally releases a toot on live television, we cannot call it a fart. Instead, it should be referred to as an “ambient sound.”
What do you think about the public’s obsession with fart-gate 2015? Even if Taylor Swift did fart live on television, should the offending fart be worthy of its own hashtag on Twitter?
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