Taylor Swift cancels fan competition after ‘creepy’ 39-year-old man who ‘wanted to sniff her hair’ wins
Published 24/07/2013 | 11:51
SINGER Taylor Swift cancelled a fan 'meet and greet' competition after a ‘creepy’ 39-year-old man won.
Boston radio station KissFM launched the competition in conjunction with the singer to find her biggest fan.
However online community ‘4Chan’ high jacked the poll and a 39-year-old man called Charles began to shoot up the leadership board.
A user posted an appeal to the site to encourage users to help his friend Charles achieve his dream of meeting the star.
"My creepy 39-year-old friend named Charles would like to crush all those girls' dreams (and then sniff Taylor Swift's hair cos he's into that) by winning this instead," he stated.
"Help him crush the dreams of these girls and give him a chance to make a complete ass of himself by blatantly just sniffing her hair with the cameras rolling."
After the appeal the community got behind Charles, with him shooting up the leader board.
The radio station then decided to pull the competition, claiming it had been ‘compromised’.
"Disappointingly, we have determined that the integrity of the 'Taylor Swift's Biggest Fan' contest has been compromised," the radio station said in a statement.
"In accordance with our contest rules, effective immediately, the contest has been terminated. We apologise to all of our loyal listeners who have participated."