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Screenshot from the music video "Brooklyn Girls" by Catey Shaw. / YouTube

The new music video from Catey Shaw is getting skewered for its stereotypical portrayal of the New York borough.

But is it as bad as critics claim? Or are they just haters?

Posted on YouTube this week, the video shows Shaw sitting in front of a brownstone with friends and dancing at a backyard party. There are also plenty of shots of graffiti, chain-link fences, and tattooed and pierced women.

"Brooklyn girls. When they walk in, they rule the world. Brooklyn girls. Tough and pretty, break the rules," Shaw sings in the refrain.

Vice said Shaw is the "Rebecca Black of Brooklyn Gentrification," and Gothamist headlined a story with, "This 'Brooklyn Girls' Music Video Will Make You Want To Move Back To Ohio."

Entertainment Weekly called it "the most hated song on the Internet right now."

Critics also took to Twitter to express their distaste. One tweeter wondered if the video was parody.

But not everyone thought the song was bad -- or at least not that bad.

Time offered a "semi-defense,",= pointing to Shaw's comments that the song is not about the place of Brooklyn but about "Brooklyn the adjective," according to the article.

Shaw says you don't have to be from Brooklyn to be a "Brooklyn Girl."The singer is from Virginia Beach, Va., according to her Facebook page.

"It's this whole idea of a strong female," Shaw says in a video on her website.

WPIX11 in New York City asked Brooklynites what they thought, and not EVERYONE hated it.

"I think she (speaks) the truth," Massiel Rosario told WPIX. "All the Brooklyn girls -- they look like and act like what she's saying in the video."

I'll admit, it's kind of catchy.

Follow @JolieLeeDC on Twitter.



Copyright 2014USAToday

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