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Taylor Swift Could Be the Victim of a Very “Mean” Internet Prank

Taylor Swift wrote her hit song “Mean” about her constant critics, but she could be dedicating the hit song to some immature Internet users pretty soon.

In a contest co-sponsored by Chegg and Papa John’s, the 22-year-old is set to perform at whichever school gets the most votes. That school — and four runners-up — will receive a $10,000 grant for their music departments.

So far, so good, right? But then the Interwebs intervened.

Upon hearing of the TSwift sweeps, users of website 4Chan nominated Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, a historic Boston institution and the oldest school of its kind in the country. And now the school is one of the frontrunners in the competition.

Those responsible probably assumed that Taylor’s performance would be lost on the kids, but they could very well enjoy the concert.

As one Reddit user commented, “I used to volunteer with deaf people. There were concerts designed for deaf people, [with] speakers under the floor and everyone holding a balloon in their hands. I’m not deaf myself, but from the reactions I could tell they were able to enjoy the music.”

Plus, what tween wouldn’t want to see a pop star in person? And Horace Mann would definitely appreciate the cash prize.

So far, 10,000 Facebook users have voted for the school — with both good and bad intentions.

If the school wins, Taylor could find herself headed to Boston to perform to her most unique concert yet.

Source: Mashable

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08.31.2012 / 01:47 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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