Taylor Swift Victim of Online Contest Prank / Reddit and 4chan Dupe "Red" Songstress

Eric Day Jul 23, 2013 03:25 PM EDT

Poor Taylor Swift just can't seem to get a break these days. This time the Red songstress is the victim of an online prank where Swift was dooped by the voters of her own meet-and-greet competition.

Swift was the host of her own radio contest on Kiss 108 FM in Massachusetts, where one fan could win a chance to meet Swift in person. Apparently the guys over at Reddit and 4chan.org aren't big fans of the country-pop balladeer. They took matters into their own hands and rigged the contest.

The pranksters used their massively popular trending news sites to sway the vote. Instead of a real Taylor Swift fan winning the competition the two news teams worked together to force a fake 39-year old contestant to win the competition.

The fake entrant was named Charles Z. The pranksters even described Charles Z as a ""creepy 39-year-old [who] would like to crush all those little girls' dreams."

After the competition was compromised, the Massachusetts radio station released an upsetting statement: "Disappointingly, we have determined that the integrity of the Taylor Swift's Biggest Fan contest has been compromised. In accordance with our contest rules, effective immediately, the contest has been terminated. We apologize to all of our loyal listeners who have participated."

This isn't the first time Swift's been the victim in her own contests. Swift had previously held a similar competition offering a performance at the winner's school. Again she was duped after the results came back, sending Swift to sing at a school for deaf students.

Needless to say they picked a different winner. 

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