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There are very few girls out there who don't want to be Beyoncé, and rightfully so. The mega-millionaire, record-breaking singer and performer has reached a level of #goals that we can only aspire to reach, and she continues to wow us with every new project. However, there are some who think Taylor Swift shares those sentiments and channels them through what social media calls "biting."

So when the release of Swift's new video for "You Need To Calm Down" dropped earlier this week, many felt that the visuals looked all too familiar. Yet again, Swift is finding herself in the hot seat for potentially copying Bey; critics have made some pretty compelling points. 

In 2011, Beyoncé released her iconic "Party" video. 

A colorful project was basically the celebration that everyone wanted to be at. Decked out with celebrities gathering at a festive trailer park and chic-yet-shoddy outdoor pools and games, it was the summer vibe we never knew we needed so much.

And we don't even need to get into how the song made people feel. The old-school vibe paired with verses from rappers J. Cole and André 3000 is something we'll never forget.

And yesterday, Taylor Swift released her "You Need To Calm Down" video. 

Another fun summer video that boasted appearances from the Fab Five, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Porter, and Laverne Cox, Swift's newest project is an unapologetic ode to the LGTBQ+ community. The celebration of "YNTCD" also takes place in a trailer park, a glittery one to be exact, surrounded by pool party vibes, sunshine, and Pride-inspired fun.

And while the message of Swift's song is both powerful and bold, people think that "YNTCD" is biting from "Party."

Upon its release, the comparisons were almost instant. Many praised the song but criticized the video.

"#YouNeedToCalmDown would be a beautiful (yet opportunistic) salute to the LGBT community if it weren’t a direct rip-off of Beyoncé’s #Party video," said a Queen Bey fan who's clearly an advocate for the song and not the execution of the video.

And then there are those who have mixed feelings about Swift's song in its entirety.

Some feel that Swift is pandering to the LGBTQ community and that her intentions are far from pure.

"Taylor Swift literally could’ve spoken out about lgbtq issues for years!! Now that your career is basically over you wanna use the community for a comeback nah sorry sis. Also that music video WISHES it could be as iconic as Beyoncé’s Party," a Twitter user wrote.

But of course, Swift's fans were quick to come to her defense.

With many feeling that anything Swift does will be criticized by the Bey Hive. 

"Beyoncé fans are accusing Taylor Swift of ripping off imagery for her ‘You Need to Calm Down’ music video from Beyoncé’s ‘Party’ video. Excuse me, but there’s more than one trailer park in America with an above-ground pool. Besides, Taylor Swift’s trailer park is gay," a Swifty stated.

However, there's no denying that the vibes were in fact similar. 

And given the history between the two, Swift has definitely made herself an easy target for criticism such as this.

"If Taylor Swift wants people to stop accusing her of ripping off Beyoncé, maybe she should quit ripping off Beyoncé. Her whole 'above-ground pool party in a trailer park' vibe cribs a lot of shots from Bey’s 'Party' video. This is just one example," someone declared.

Because this isn't the first time she's come under fire for taking ideas from Beyoncé.

Who can ever forget Swift's Billboard Music Awards performance that came right on the heels of Beyoncé's epic Homecoming release? When the pop-country star appeared on stage with a decked-out marching band... let's just say it didn't go over well. 

"Yall really gonna jump on John Witherspoon's internet this morning and try to convince folks that Taylor Swift didn't bite Beyonce. Like this performance just so happens to occur after Beychella starts to get attention? Lol ok," one of many critics said. 

So what do you think? Is this yet another instance of fans being critical, or is Swift really doing some major biting? You be the judge.