Say what you want about Taylor Swift, but you certainly can’t deny she does what she can for fans. Swift has gone above and beyond for her fans. So much that last year the singer was named the most charitably celebrity of 2012.
If you’re a fan of Swift the one thing you may not want to do is write Swift a letter. Odds are Swift won’t get them, and your prized glittery letter will end up in the trash. At least that’s where hundreds of fan letters were found at Swift’s neighborhood in Nashville.
According to Nashville resident Kylee Francescan, while disposing of newspapers behind a school, she found letters addressed to Swift, “covered with pictures, hearts, and sparkles” lying in the dumpster.
Francescan, thinking the best of Swift, had thought the letters had been stolen and immediately contacted Nashville’s News 2 Investigates, to launch an investigation on Taylor Swift’s abandoned fan mail. Along with the fan mail was an absent $10 wrapped in a tissue Swift’s grandmother had sent her for Easter. News 2 Investigates humored the concerned woman and was sent on the case.
When the case got traction, Swift’s spokesperson Paula Erickson had offered an explanation for the fans. According to Swift’s spokesperson, the man was delivered to her management office and was read and then recycled. In a statement Erickson said:
“The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center.”
When reporter Andy Cordan contacted Taylor’s “people” for a comment on the whole situation, her people “immediately” sent someone down to the studio to pick up the letters. News 2 was told that the mail would be “handled appropriately.” Now we know what means the letters would be recycled.
Keep a look out for Taylor Swift addressed mail in your own dumpster, and of course, remember to recycle!