What Does "They're Burning All The Witches" Mean? Taylor Swift's "Ready For It" Music Video Has A Secret Message


Taylor Swift is keeping her title as "Queen Of The Big Reveals" with the latest upcoming drop. Her newest music video "...Ready For It" will be released on Thursday, Oct. 26. What time, you ask? Oh, Swifty is keeping details limited. She didn't say exactly when, so just keep your eyes peeled at all times. However, a 15-second teaser was released via Instagram and it looks B-A-N-A-N-A-S. There's all sorts of crazy lightning and Swift is some sort of naked futuristic robot, among other characters. There's one tiny hidden message in the short clip that fans haven't been able to figure out. Twitter is asking, "What does 'they're burning all the witches' mean?"

I swear, there is nothing you can sneak by Swifties. The words "they're burning all the witches" appear as graffiti on a ledge during literally the last second of the teaser. The scene features Swift blasting some lightning out of her face (mouth?) while three soldiers (robots?) are coming after her. Like I said, it's literally one second, and there are so many unanswered questions.

The trailer is intense. From what I can tell, Swift plays a few different roles as a witch (who may or may not have a different nose?) and a glowing naked person who controls lightening. There's also some robots and a mystical glowing ball. Basically, I can't wait to see the whole thing and piece it together.

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No one knows exactly what "they're burning all the witches" means... yet. Twitter is frantic trying to figure it out.

Since we won't know for sure until the entire music video is released, I've put together four theories of what "they're burning all the witches" could mean. Maybe Tay Tay will tell us... probably not, though.

1. All the Kanye and Kim drama was just a "witch hunt."

After "Look What You Made Me Do" was released at the VMA's, everyone has assumed that Reputation would be one big middle finger to those who have crossed Swift in a negative way. Of course, there is no bigger feud in Hollywood than the longstanding drama that is Kanye West and Taylor Swift. Then, Kim got in the mix and it was all too much.

On July 17, 2016, Kim K blew our minds by releasing footage of hubby West chatting on the phone with Swift about his song, "Famous." The figurative witch hunt Swift could be referring to may possibly be the #KimExposedTaylorParty turned National Snake Day. Basically, people were on a witch hunt over the videos and read receipts looking for a reason to start hating Swift.

2. It's related to the lyrics.

The music video could just be a playful rendition of the lyrics. "...Ready For It?" is not about witches, but part of the second verse says,

In the trailer, witch Taylor is holding a magical crystal ball (a heart) which she may or may not steal and run away with. Instead of being a "robber" stealing "hearts," Swift plays a witch stealing irreplaceable magic balls.

This may be a stretch, but I'm trying to get inside the creative mind of Taylor Swift over here β€” not an easy task.

3. The music video is literally about a witch hunt.

"They're killing all the witches" could just add a playful detail to Swift's music video, where she seemingly plays a witch. It could solely have to do with the plot of the music video. It will be interesting to see if all the witches do indeed get killed in the "...Ready For It?" video.

4. A teaser for an upcoming song from Reputation.

I would not put it past Swift to sprinkle in a teaser for an upcoming song. Since she's using Reputation to throw shade all over the place, this "witch hunt" theme could continue into a different song that hasn't been released yet. Obviously, this is just a theory and we won't know for sure until the entire Reputation tracklist is released.

These are the four theories I came up with to explain "they're killing all the witches" and TBH, I feel like I may be on to something. I seriously can't wait to have it explained SO SOON. One thing is for sure: Taylor Swift seldom does anything by accident. Are you "...Ready For It?" I'M SORRY I HAD TO.

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