Taylor Swift fans just shocked Catholics all over the world

Nov 22, 2023

She is the biggest star on earth, with millions of fanatic followers called Swifties.

And everywhere that Tay-Tay goes, she draws enormous crowds and attracts new controversy.

But this latest honor for Swift has shocked Catholics across the globe.

Millions of people worldwide are in an uproar after fans projected Taylor Swift’s advertising onto the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio De Janeiro.

You belong with me, not with me

Superstar and pop icon Taylor Swift was honored with a disturbing projection to kick off her Eras Tour stop in Brazil.

The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue was wearing a “Welcome to Brazil” shirt inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Junior Jewels” shirt from her classic “You Belong With Me” music video made back when Swift was still a country star.

Brazil’s blasphemous move to honor Swift came after a massive fan campaign that asked Omar Raposo, rector of the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, to project the T-shirt onto the statue upon her arrival in the country.

Raposo agreed to the Swift projection but only if Swift fans donated “more than 20,000 units of panettone and mineral water by 9 pm this Thursday, November 16, to help people in situations of vulnerability and social exclusion.”

The Swifties came through with the donations.

“The initiative is from the Christ the Redeemer Sanctuary and aims to raise awareness and mobilize society against poverty and social exclusion in commemoration of the World Day of the Poor, established by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, which will be celebrated on November 19,” a press release stated.

The Sanctuary noted they would “bear all the costs of the projection and will continue with its mission of welcoming everyone with open arms.”

“We did it Swifties”

The official Instagram account for the Christ the Redeemer statue shared a video of the new look that has garnered more than a quarter of a million views.

“We did it Swifties !! Y’all could show Taylor and next all the love! Many thanks to all who donated! Make it a wonderful day!” the caption reads.

Swift’s early hit “You Belong With Me” is also heard playing in the background of the video post.

According to USA Today, 21-year-old publicist Leonardo Ulths De Carvalho created the original photoshopped image, and Gabriel Dadam projected it.

Dadam is an art director of one of Swift’s many fan clubs.

Eduardo Paes, the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, took to X on Thursday to confirm that Swift would be honored in that manner.

“Swifties Cariocas… are you ready for it?” Paes wrote on X.

Taylor was getting set to perform her Brazil Eras Tour shows on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night in Rio de Janeiro to packed crowds.

Swift has been in the headlines for the past several months, and this past weekend, her romance with NFL star Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs was brought back to center stage.

Kelce attended the concert on Saturday night along with Swift’s father.

Read All About It will keep you up-to-date on any developments in this ongoing story.

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