Taylor Swift Fans Are Spinning Their Animals to ‘August’ on TikTok


Taylor Swift fans are capturing their pets’ reactions to being twirled around.
The humorous videos are set to the song “August,” a ballad about summer love.
Swift said the song August was about a “a sensitive person who really fell” in love.
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Taylor Swift’s anthem for the Swifties who love to yearn has become the new soundtrack to spin your furry friends at terrifying speeds.
On TikTok, users are strapping their cameras to their chests, grabbing their pets with both hands and spinning them around to the track “August” like a character in a romantic movie whirling around their lover in a field of flowers.
Think Jack and Rose on the “Titanic” twirling on the dance floor , eyes locked.
The videos often star wide-eyed dogs and cats, but at least one of them features a turtle who, at one point, looks like it’s screaming.
So far, there are over 120,000 videos using the soundtrack, many featuring pet-spinning videos.
The clips usually start at the bridge of the ballad, which contains the lyrics “Back when we were still changin’ for the better/Wanting was enough/For me, it was enough/To live for the hope of it all.”
The entire song, released in 2020 on her album “Folklore,” follows a fictional woman longing for a summer love lost. Swift spoke about the girl in August 2021, describing her as a “sensitive” person.
“She seems like such a bad girl, but really she’s not a bad girl, she’s like really, a sensitive person who really fell for him,” Swift said . “And she was trying to seem cool and seem like she didn’t care because that’s what girls have to do. And she was trying to let him think that she didn’t care, but she really did and she thought that they had something very real.”
As for what Swift feels about the trend, she has not said, but fans know of her affinity for the song . Perhaps we’ll wait to see if she’ll attempt the trend with Olivia Benson, her cat, who is reportedly worth $97 million dollars.
Representatives for Swift did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.


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