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Why are netizens divided over Taylor Swift’s fans praising her late grandmother during her IRAS tour?


Taylor Swift’s fans decided to surprise her during her Iras Tour in Nashville on Friday, May 5. A section of the crowd pulled pictures of Taylor’s late grandmother Marjorie and showed them to her from the audience, where she performed the eponymous song from Evermore. album. Taylor was clearly surprised by the gesture.

The 33-year-old singer said the gesture was “very beautiful” before revealing that her grandmother, who passed away when she was 13, was also a singer. According to Billboard, Taylor asked the fan, “What are you trying to do to me.” The anti-hero hitmaker added that her mom was probably “just like screaming” after the photos were pulled.

While Taylor Swift seemed moved by the gesture, it sparked controversy online, with fans wondering if the gesture was in good spirit and taste at all.

Netizens are criticizing Taylor Swift fans’ appreciation for her grandmother

Netizens were quick to point out that showing photos of Taylor’s grandmother to the singer may have been emotionally exciting for the singer. Everyone says ‘Taylor obviously loved it’ abt this… They all realize that if Taylor Had she ever reacted negatively, she would be crucified for?? Like this put her in the strange position of being in front of tens of thousands of people watching,” one fan wrote on the microblogging site.

Taylor Swift (Photo: Taylor Swift YouTube)

Given that this is Marjorie She’s now a deceased member of Taylor Swift’s family, this is actually one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen done by a fan, I don’t even care if she appreciates that, and how he does that in your mind,” another user tweeted.

Another Twitter user said he would “have a mental breakdown and throw a mic in someone’s face”

Another Twitter user saw that Taylor’s fans were trying to hold a contest for who could make her cry. “The people who took part in #projectmarjorie were a different kind of stranger. You could have uploaded pictures of your loved ones who died in Marjorie’s name. Not stranger pictures. Taylor Swift I don’t know you all. It’s like a contest of who can make her cry..just stop. Yes. “

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.