Taylor Swift was the victim of an online prank this week.
According to Music MSN, the radio station Kiss 108 FM held an online contest for to decide who was Taylor Swift’s biggest fan. The contest promised to deliver a meet and greet with the singer.
Hundreds of Swift fans registered for the contest but only one person was chosen to meet the singer: A 39-year-old identified as Charles Z.
The Epoch Times reports that a couple of online pranksters from sites like 4Chan decided that it would be funny to rig the contest. They registered someone named Charles Z and then encouraged people to vote for the fictional character, who, according to his biography, was a “creepy 39-year-old [who] would like to crush all those little girls’ dreams.”
The radio station said that Charles wouldn’t be meeting Taylr Swift anytime soon.
The radio station said: “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.”
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time that Taylor Swift has been the victim of an online prank. Earlier this year a contest was rigged by some internet pranksters to award a deaf school with a Taylor Swift contest. Swift declined to play the contest but decided to donate some money to the school.