Calvin Harris's New Video for "Olé" Contains Some Possible Taylor Swift Shade


Taylor Swift's outspoken ex-boyfriend (opens in new tab) Calvin Harris filmed the music video for alleged Hiddleswift song "Olé" (opens in new tab) the week of June 28. That same week, Swift and Tom Hiddleston, fresh off of meeting each other's parents (opens in new tab), were busy making out in Rome (opens in new tab).

Harris posted this casual Snapchat warning (opens in new tab) then:

Today, that maybe-revenge video was released, post-Harris's Swift Twitter reveal (opens in new tab) and post–Kim Kardashian's Swift Snapchat takedown (opens in new tab).

"Olé" (opens in new tab) plays like bachelors Calvin Harris and John Newman's dream vacation in Cabo, hanging around a bunch of gorgeous women, with way too much Ludwig filter. Newman is the star, but Harris lingers in most frames. The message is clear: Harris is thriving.

Leisure, Arecales, Palm tree, Painting, Tropics, Resort, Sun tanning,

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And if you want to get all internet-sleuth-y about it, which, well, we do, there are some interesting parallels that could be something or nothing at all:

Exhibit A: Swift has Hiddleston on a rock? Harris has this beauty...on some rocks.

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Exhibit B: Swift takes Fourth of July couples photos on chairs? Harris did that group shot before her.

Exhibit C: Swift takes walks on the beach (opens in new tab) with her new boyfriend and his mother? Harris does too, only with a bunch of other women.

Shade or coincidence?


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Alyssa Bailey
Alyssa Bailey

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.