I’m awfully hard on celebrities. Click on the link labeled Celebrities to the left/below to see some of my prior hit-jobs. I don’t like folks in the public eye punking out to get attention. And I rarely find celebrities heroic or acting in other than their own interests. Perhaps, just perhaps, Taylor Swift breaks this mold:
A South New Jersey teen battling Leukemia was hoping to make a dream come true by taking country music star Taylor Swift as his date to his June prom. Unfortunately, the pop singer won’t be able to make it, so she’s invited him to be her date to the Academy of Country Music awards show instead.
It all started when Kevin McGuire, a senior at Sterling High School in Somerdale, N.J., asked the mega superstar through his Facebook campaign to his prom on June 1, which happens to be the same day as his birthday. Tens of thousands of people have subscribed to his page offering support.
His sister, Victoria, who set up the page, hoped that Swift would see it and accept the invitation.
Yes, I know inviting a Leukemia patient to an award show is no-brainer in terms of good publicity. But everything I’ve seen of her has spoken to her character. I don’t know her music, but Taylor Swift is the kind of role model this country needs. . .