Kiss 108 cancels Taylor Swift photo-op contest after middle-aged guy started winning

NME reports:

The 'Taylor Swift's Biggest Fan Contest', was being run by Boston, USA's Kiss 108 FM. The competition was hijacked when a 4chan user appealed to members of the online community to help Charles – whom he describes as a friend – win the vote.

The anonymous user wrote: "My creepy 39-year-old friend named Charles would like to crush all those girls' dreams (and then sniff Taylor Swift's hair cos he's into that) by winning this instead… Help him crush the dreams of these girls and give him a chance to make a complete ass of himself by blatantly just sniffing her hair with the cameras rolling."

In an "important announcement," the station expresses its disappointment in the Internet.



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People who have nothing better to do, and people who don't know why Axe doesn't get them women.

Middle age not easy!

Just you wait until you are middle aged, career stalled, no longer recognized as a sexual being (despite Porsche), disrespected by one's own kids let alone strangers.

The contest allowed such a guy to have Taylor Swift acknowledge his existence, even speak to him. More fun for him than having to pay a therapist or stripper to talk with him.

I wish the guy could win just to see Taylor Swift look surprised.

Middle age means needing some famous child to validate you?

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You must be having a sad time of it. I party more now than I did when I was 20, hanging out with other interesting and intelligent middle-age people. My kids roll their eyes at their "lush" parents but they don't disrespect us because they know that life doesn't end when you stop being young.

Stop watching so much TV, do something that interests you with passion, and you won't give a crap about validation by 20-something pop stars.

Sucks to be Kiss 108

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Seriously, this is the outcome of 'doing business' or in their case, a contest . Sorry, you can't retract a contest because you don't like who's winning. If that's the case, it's not a contest, but a popularity contest. Then run it as one.

Who cares if some old geezer will win. He's winning. Let him win. its apart of having 'internet sweepstakes', you run the risk of having it totally be compromised.

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Don't like who is winning?

That reminds me of the democratic elections held in Lebanon, Gaza, and Egypt. Outsiders didn't like who won and punished the voters.

Decades ago there were big scandals when TV game shows were exposed for being rigged. The expectation was that they should not be, and that continues with laws applying to contests, drawings, and raffles.

The age inappropriate dude could donate his winning to a niece or something. That would solve Kiss 108's big problem - promoting the station to its listeners via contests.

Speaking of old geezers..

I would think Miss Swift would be more concerned about how that old fossil Billy Costa would act around her. The way that lecherous old pervert hovers around my future ex-wife Jenny Johnson, I'm sure it takes multiple washings to get the smell of Aramis and AndroGel out of her clothes.

Bwahahahahahaha ! Costa was

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Bwahahahahahaha ! Costa was pretty good on the old Phantom Gourmet Program though. Better than the Shillin' Andelman Bros. and their Mass. Restaurant Assoc., confilct of interest thing they call a restaurant review show. Da' fix is in ! Just sayin'. By the way..who the f*** is Taylor Swift ?

does this mean

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they'll stop that god awful commercial of sluts and douchbags that’s played every.single.morning during the news?



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I'm not quite sure what a "Pitbull" is, but he looks like he should be tied into a burlap sack and tossed in a river.

I thought the only

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I thought the only middle-aged guys listening to Kiss 108 were the ones getting their teeth cleaned that day.