Who knew Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) social media team members are die-hard Swifties at heart? Former prime minister Imran Khan turned 70 today and his political party had a unique way to pay tribute to his long-lasting political legacy.
On Tuesday, PTI, from its official Twitter account, posted a video with the caption, “Tribute to Imran Khan on his 70th Birthday. The legend!” with a hashtag that read ‘Happy Birthday Imran Khan.’
What’s surprising for fans though is the song they chose for the background — and how it somehow goes with the visuals. Pairing Khan’s speeches from jalsas and his time in power with Taylor Swift’s Long Live, the political party definitely left many amused.
“The Taylorification of PTI is not how I imagined 2022 to be,” wrote a user and many agree.
The Taylorifation of PTI is not how I imagined 2022 to be. https://t.co/5UdhD241kQ— shmyla (@apniISPdot) October 5, 2022
“NEVER in a million years would I have expected a Taylor swift song in the background.”
NEVER in a million years would i have expected a taylor swift song in the background https://t.co/qrLLcL0NfD— ayesha (@hayteonly) October 5, 2022
Nothing is gonna prepare you for the song you're about to hear https://t.co/Ht72HXnxvQ— mars (@inanguishiam) October 5, 2022
Others bet people can’t guess what song will be played once the video starts. It shocked them, even more, when they realised it was not a fan edit, but an official video.
Just realised this is the official pti page and not a fan edit https://t.co/gpLaU3jhAM— lee (@aleenanotalina) October 5, 2022
However, the video did more good than bad, it seems. Swift’s fans’ said they’ll now vote for Khan since he’s a swiftie too.
HES A SWIFTIE OMG I LOVE HIM EVEN MORE NOW https://t.co/9ieVdQYirL— zaina (@sotiredofthis_) October 5, 2022
voting for him now cause he's a swiftie <3 https://t.co/l0T42Z5Kua— linta ⁷ // naseem shah stan (@thelword97) October 5, 2022
This is exactly why PTI and it’s SMT will always stand out from the other parties. They, v well know, how to capture our attention. The edit, the visuals, the sound selection screams modernity. Jeo Khan! ♥️#HappyBirthdayImranKhan https://t.co/lGzmMv1SCf— Tooba/Babar Azam Stan Acc (@toobamujeeb_) October 5, 2022
This user needs more of such edits with Swift's songs.
Can someone please make Imran Khan fancams with more Taylor Swift songs 😩😩😩😩 this is v entertaining https://t.co/hfbkPTS9a5— Tatakae (@dnapols) October 5, 2022
A user commented on how Long Live was written 12 years ago and at that time, the All Too Well singer didn’t even think it’d be a hit, and yet 12 years later, a Pakistani political party is using it in a birthday tribute video.
imagine Taylor writing this song bc she was afraid she might not have a career after sn and 12 yrs later it’s being used in a prime minister’s bday fancam😭 https://t.co/47rDRStdbP— Saanvi (@hoaxxcorp) October 5, 2022
Tagging Swift, some want her to comment on how it makes her feel.
While some enjoyed it, the video was a major “cringe” for others.
Fighting against “American influence” while a Taylor Swift song plays in the background 🤦♂️ https://t.co/DksvS6mhxz— Khurram Qureshi (@qureshik74) October 5, 2022
they say alls well that ends well but im in a new hell😔 https://t.co/TkEc6vTsuS— rukhsana (@krustycrap_) October 5, 2022
What in the taylor swift is the music industry is this 😭😭😭???? https://t.co/cILSrqOAKk— Anushka (ghost files bitch) (@fearlesslyAn) October 5, 2022
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