Taylor Swift’s most vocal fans (a.k.a. tween girls) quickly realized they wouldn’t be first in line to buy the singer’s new album on October 25 – they’d be in school. So they turned to their favorite medium to get the release date declared a national holiday.
A Twitter petition, or Twitition, was started last week for all Swifties. The website states their cause:
“Help persuade Swiftie's parents to let the true Swifties stay home from school, or at least half of the school day, on October 25th, 2009, in order to buy Taylor's 'Speak Now' album when store doors open. Please Sign!”
Of course, they got the year wrong. And only 158 people have joined the cause so far. But you can’t let tiny details like that stand in the way of true fandom.
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The fans need to be in school since they aren't sure what year it is. And most will download the music anyway. Some will cut classes anyway.
I guess Taylor Swift is wanting to let us all know that she's grownup by writing lyrics seemingly to indicate that she's no saint with her new " Dear John " song. At least she wants us to believe it was bad boy John Mayer. Maybe this is better that wearing feathers and dancing around inside of a birdcage screaming I'm no longer a child star.
CHI-TOWN STAND UP!!!
This is funny! What a difference a year makes! Most of her "fans" only bought her music because of the Kanye West incident. This was their way of getting back at Kanye. But there was one little thing that they all forgot. TAYLOR SWIFT SUCKS!! Lets be real most of yall dont even like country music and you know it. I know Kanye is just sitting back laughing at all of you! Well you all got what u wanted. A crappy, annoying, wanna be 16 years old, no talent having, "innocent", 6 ft tall, ugly so called singer. ENJOY! Payback is somethin else. What up Kanye!
The only thing preventing me from NEVER again visiting CNN's site for news is the overwhelming, almost unanimous response to the latest PR strategy bought and paid for by this person's family and PR team. But now that I've thought about it, the New York Times web site is looking better and better ...
Anything done through Twitter is utterly useless and irrelevant. As for the 158 people... well I feel sorry for them but then again it's their decision to be stupid.
I've never really sat through an entire Taylor Swift song, but frankly all if this publicity for her just annoys me and makes me NOT want to know or hear any of her work. Ever since the Kanye incident...get over it and her...PLEASE. There are far more intelligent, talented, and significant artists...people...and events in the United States out there that deserve the recognition. Enough!!!! Sooooo sick of hearing about this girl every other day!!!!!
i like cats too!!
Once again, I say AMEN!!!!
Does that mean if it does become a National Holiday that we all get off work as well, stupid fans..
How about declaring 9/11 a federal memorial day? That's 8 years overdue. Thanks
For those that say she's ugly and has no talent. I sure wish I was that ugly and had that little talent. I'm sure she's crying all the way to the bank.
Wow kids are stupid!
First of all who cares second of all the TWIT can't sing a note in key! She is plain lousy!
Taylor can write I give her that, but she couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. These kids need to keep their @$$e$ in school and learn rather than waste their time trying to get a national holiday for some album.
ok, If I have to work on National Popcorn Day then they need to go to school on that day...... To quote a phrase by my 15 year old daughter OMG. This is the biggest joke I have ever seen. Little Miss Swift has done nothing to enhance the music industry, so why in H$!! would we want to give her this type of praise. I am all for enhancing education through music, but this is a little too much.
Might as well take the day off. After all, they have made Christmas shopping not only a holiday the day after Thanksgiving, but they have practically made it a requirement. They even cover the shopping as teh headline story on all news networks. Why should an album release be any different?
You mean, they CAN'T buy it after school? Like, around 3pm? Give me a break! Do we get the day off from work to go buy some album? Hell No! What gives these kids the idea they're so damned special? Special Ed isn't this stupid!!
TAYLOR SHOULD HAVE HELD OUT UNTIL THANKSGIVING DAY TO RELEASE HER ALBUM - EVERYONE IS OFF THAT DAY & IT WOULD'VE BEEN PERFECT FOR ALL HER FANS TO RUN TO RECORD STORES ON TURKEY DAY .....DUH !!!
Why is this even making news? Who cares?
I think it should be a federal holiday. We should all get the day off because she's just that good. I mean, culture is really a big deal to this country and we are headed in the right direction musically and artistically. I mean, none of our pop culture "artists" perpetuates hypocrisy, mental laziness and mediocrity. No reason to ever go to work/school again as long as Taylor Swift is putting out good tunes for all to hear. It's kind of like when Jesus was born. Or better yet, Kind of like when Martin Luther King Jr was born. OR celebrating all the dead soldiers for Memorial Day.
I just can't believe where our priorities have gone. America, let's grow back some of our balls PLEASE. Just because this mediocre musician can, in fact, put out notes that are on a scale doesn't mean that what she is saying is worth anything. Since when does that matter? I see talent as a full package. Just because this girl has "talent", she is worth something? I see talent as being able to produce/write music but also say something to the extent of being important, or at least make headway towards the expansion of some thought. Just because she is marketable doesn't mean she has talent. That means that she is marketable. And just because she is marketable doesn't mean she has talent. She's just a cute-ish girl who happened to be in the right place at the right time and has been sucked into the horrible world of American Pop Culture.
teenagers make me laugh, I too was one....many....many.....eons ago......
Judging by the poor grammar on some of the comments here, too many have already skipped school on days they shouldn't have.
A national holiday for a third-rate singer? Funny.
All judgment of talent aside, because that isn't the issue here, all of these fans have 2 alternative options to just trying to get out of school, and both are fairly obvious... Go to Wal-Mart at midnight, cause the CD won't have a single thing on it that needs to be edited off, or just buy it online via iTunes, or whatever your preference is...
This has to be a joke, because she is one of the biggest jokes in Country Music. Come on people get a life ! ! !
isn't itunes on cell phones now
Sorry girls, but all the national days are filled with a bunch of other trite things.
Taylor is another manufactured 'artist', as so many are today. Well marketed, but a shell. Sad that she had an opportunity to really become something of substance and has been packaged to be just a perennial 13 year old, totally distraught that a boy / man does not share her fantasy of them in a relationship with her. There is nothing 'there' and the sooner the PR team let her slide back into oblivion the better.
ummm can't they just get the album after school? I mean that alone shows how much they really NEED to be in school since they obviously don't have a brain in their little heads.
This is an example of why the world is going into the toilet.
"Of course, they got the year wrong. And only 158 people have joined the cause so far. But you can’t let tiny details like that stand in the way of true fandom."
Yes you can.
Sure why not? They gave one to MLK.
Dumb Dumb Dumb... just like any other holiday made for any celebrity or anyone without social warrant. When did Taylor Swift deserve to be in the same conversation as Martin Luther King Jr. and Fallen Veterans?
LOL – October 25th, 2009. LMAO. Great proof-reading.
Really! :/ just because of an album wow why don't we cancel this day out and let kanye get his national holiday!
stupid........get a life.
Cabbie says it won't happen and I believe it.
who buys cd's anymore I did not know there was any record stores left
Funbags. lol. she looks like an alien...
If she'd get herself a set of funbags, she'd be the hottest girl on the planet.
Dont forget everyone.....our children are our most important treasure...........they're going to be running our country one day! Arent we so proud of them????? I guess this is why the U.S.A. is 24th in the world in education! Im so proud, Im tearing up now......
If parents allow them to stay home, may God help these children in thinking that that is more important then school!!!
Neither her or the Beatles have a national holiday. Who deserves it first?
How stupid can you get?
"Their favorite medium?"
I'm pretty sure several surveys have shown that twitter is most popular among the 40+ crowd.
For different tastes, there are different colors. Personally I do not care for her. The real issue here is the sad fact that many of our youth care more for singers and athletes then themselves. Education has gone down the drain. Parents have stopped being parents. No wonder this country's fall from grace is more apparent with each passing day.
Lmao!! I'm Literally Cracking Up!, Okay I Like Taylor Swift, But Skipping School?? Damn These Girls Are Crazyyy! It's Not Like Theres Not Something Called Tomorrow Or iTunes??
For all of you bashing CNN for reporting this story....maybe they just wanted to provide us all with a good laugh.
Hahaha True That.
this is kinda cute actually, even the irony. I've never seen cute irony before.
Yes, lets let the teenagers make the decisions about education. LOL This is too stupid. There is probably some parents who think its ok. Lord help our future.
CDs, movies, games and the such get released at midnight. You don't need an entire day off of school, you just need to find someone to get you to a Walmart at midnight and pick the album up.
Isn't this the digital age? Can't you just download it at lunch onto your iPhone?
This is just one more stupid thing that someone has come up with. The girl can sing. She does not however deserve a holiday.
i love taylor swift
Sure.. let's call it, "Kanye Day"
Better holiday for them is, Nation Nitwit Day. She's just a singer, get over it. Not like she's important.
She can't sing without it remixed. Just another studio singer.
You nailed it. I've heard her unfiltered in studio and she's maybe good enough for round 2 of American Idol. She's off key a lot and her pitch is off. Katy Perry sings 50 X's better.
this is ridiculous
a holiday for a talentless singer..? hope the parents can help their kids get out of the taylor-swift's-fairy-tale world.
TAYLOR SWIFT, BOYS DONT OWN YOU ANYTHING BY BREAKING UP WITH YOU!
Amazingly epic fail.
These people need lives. Apparently they are squandering the ones they have already.
Heck, she can't even sing!
She is tall and skinny and not very pretty. I stood next to her going through security at the airport. I don't know why everyone thinks she is so talented.
If nothing else, they make a good case for why they should STAY in school–it should be "Swifties' parents." That sort of punctuation used to be taught in grade school.
this is why I am glad my tween daughter listens to REAL music with REALfemale musicians like Joan Jett, Doro Pesch, Wendy O. Not some no talent hick!
DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND GET OFF THE INTERNET.
We are truly a nation of idiots. It makes me sad to see the United States swirling down the toilet...
Come on. Just a bunch of kids who are getting really excited over a record. Of -course- this isn't worthy of a national holiday. Of course a new album isn't worth ditching school over, but young kids don't have the same priority system we adults have. That's one of the jobs of being a parent – actual parenting and setting boundaries.
These kids aren't brainless, they aren't morons. They're just excited, even if that excitement is clouding their judgment. Once again, that comes back to the parenting thing and setting boundaries.
As for Taylor Swift, I can't believe how cruel too many of you are. Her songs are fun and they strike a chord with her target audience. If they don't suit you, who cares? It's tween music, for god's sake, nothing more than that. She may not be an earthshaking talent, but she -is- a talent even if you don't care for her style.
Thank you so much for saying that.
My opinion is that these girls are just trying to get out of school because they want to get out of school. (or do some of that homework i'm up until midnight doing every night).
And yes, the songs do appeal to me/ middle school girls
Wow, How about a holiday for Non-Singers and call it Taylor Swift Day!. Go after school to get the CD.
Who buys an album at a store anymore? Just download it off iTunes or AmazonMP3 and stay in class you dumb little girls!!!!
Heaven forbid the gimme-gimme-now little bimbos wait until AFTER school to go get the stupid album. And these little fools are our future...sigh.
Maybe they should stay in school, especially if they miss math class. They obviously have difficulty with numbers, so maybe they are better off if they don't miss any time.
Remember...even Barbie said math is hard...ha, ha, ha...girls are so stupid.
I like Taylor Swift, but please. I so agree with everyone. It's as bad as the hunters here in Michigan. Schools close for the first day of deer season just because of the high number of people who take their children out to hunt. Boy is the world messed up.
Just like that waiter in Ferris Bueller's Day Off said, "I weep for the future".
You know, and they can't go out and buy it after school because.......
Are you freaking kidding me?
How about on Feb 29th?
This is the stupidest f*****g thing i've ever heard of.
AS A KID BACK IN THE SIXTIES i REMEMBERED THE ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF BEATLE ALBUMS WHICH
WERE A BIG DEAL. i DIDNT HEAR ANYBODY TALKING ABOUT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS THEN(nO TWITTER NO INTERNET NO COMPUTERS) WHERE WILL TAYLOR SWIFT BE IN FORTY YEARS IN TERMS OF POPULARITY OR RENOWN.? keep it real
That is really, really stupid.
Girls, get a real life. Why in goodness name would you want to idolize someone who has not done anything to warrant being more than member of a list singers who made the pop charts.
We're doomed...stick a fork in us, ....our civilization is done
It makes me upset our society has come to this.
All those that tweeted this should be identified and have their ability to vote in the future evoked. They are the future, and standing here....the future looks very bleak indeed.
They should have their ability to reproduce revoked, as well...they're too stupid to contribute anything of value to society.
Just because you are a crazed fan when you are twelve does not mean you are going to be a dumb butt when you are older.
Because I am sure you NEVER hated school enough to try and get a day off any way you could
~a middle school girl~
PS adults are so biased and they can never remember "OH I USED TO DO THAT TOO!"
There couldn't possibly be a better example of why they should REMAIN in class.
OK those pouty lips ARE nice but this is going way, way, way, way, waywaywaywaywaywaywaywaywaywaywaywaywayWWWWAAAAAAYYYYY too far!
it has got to be so easy to take money from these people....
Well... what do you expect? Privledged teenage girls are not exactly the most intelligent breed.
They're only good for one thing...de-flowering in their bedrooms when their parents are away.
Slow news day.
Practically all her songs are about her inability to get over relationships that ended. Get some new material already.
LOL too funny! BUT HEY just wait until Oct 26th and just download it for free hahaha dont waste your money on that cd.
Well I see where we are headed in this day and time. Taylor, cute girl, songstress, who am I to judge! She has a gift that warrants people's attention fine I can deal with that but being in the school system myself I feel most of these kids need all the school time they can get! So as fora national holiday please! Now when the Saints won the Super Bowl maybe, being from Lousianna we thought that day would never happen in our life time but that to is a far fetch reason, kids please stay in school!
seeing as she can't sing in key if it bit her in the butt these kids are smoking crack! if they don't make election day a national holiday then why the heck do they think Taylor Swift fans should get a national holiday over a freaking cd!
Kimski – excellent thought but your spelling leads me to believe you used to take the day off for Oingo Boingo albums!
Come on people, a lot of you are missing the point. If this initiative was indeed launched by a bunch of 12 year olds, I say it's adorable. Too cute. And give the little ones credit for their gumtion. If, on the other hand, this is a marketing ploy be Ms. Swift's record label, well that's just silly... Potentially effective, but silly all the same.
Really are you kidding me, they can't be serious, she seems to be a wonderful person but a singer, not so much.
Gifted musician & song writer...but cant carry a tune in a bucket. She's done nothing miraculous to warrant a national holiday, & frankly, why is this news? She's a kid, her fans are little kids, kids are generally dumb, enough said.
To those talking about how Taylor Swift has no talent – 1) her fanbase is "tween" girls, so your critisism makes you sound like you're a 16 yr old music elitist in a band that people just "don't get", 2) she's made millions over multiple albums, so obviously someone likes her music, and 3) get over yourself – her music isn't the Beatles, but it also isn't as self involved and pretentious as most "true musicians" outthere – it's music, it's for enjoyment – that's the point
They still should get a lobotomy.
Well said John – as much as people say she has no talent/people don't like her – the numbers don't lie...
You are correct. Clearly, McDonald's makes fine food fit for all.
The numbers don't lie!
LOL @ the numbers not lying.
Is no one old enough to remember Milli Vanilli? They also sold millions of albums and turned out to be complete frauds.
The fact that she's sold millions of albums and made millions of dollars just means that there's lots of stupid, tasteless people out there with money to waste...or tons of bad parents who will buy their kids anything to shut them up.
Are you flippin kidding me? Thats just IGNORANT!
.......is it just me......or is there something oddly distubing about Taylor Swift.....................?!
How in any universe not ruled by Paris Hilton is this article even close to news worthy? If ever there was a reason to fire an editor look no further review committee.
holiday , no. I-Tunes , yes . Plus if it's that important , ask your mom to pick it up!
ey kiddies don't worry their will be plenty of cd's after school.Go to school and try and make those shallow minds into someting possible alittle smarter.
Whichever editor approved this drivel being posted on CNN.com should be ashamed. CNN has gone seriously downhill with the content of their website and I for one can no longer justify using this site as a source for serious news. Starting now, the New York times and wall street journal will be my go to news sources. CNN- you've let me down. You've let us all down.
Dude get some happy pills. Are you not fully satisfied with your daily dose of carnage from cnn? How many times do I load cnn.com only to find that 30 more people have been blown up or some other kid was found dead in the woods. There's more going on in the world than bad news and I for one could us a chuckle now and then. Wow, did your parents kill your puppy at dinner or something?
The girl is young with some talent but its ridiculous to expect a national holiday for her and the people mentioning those rappers they were just a bunch of thugs who were trouble in there lives think there music wasn't much better than hers so turn up the hearing aids because its all bad
You're stupid, Leandro. Turn off your caps lock. Taylor Swift sucks.
OMG SHE IS SO FINE!!! YES LETS HAVE THE DAY OFF!!!!
The talentless being supported by the brainless. Hmm, can you say Sarah Palin?
OMG gimme a break. How about the public getting a holiday FROM Taylor Swift?
Tucker, You are so right!! The girl can't cary a tune without electronic help, even then it grates on the nerves. We all need a break from Taylor Swift, maybe a year or two. She thinks she is still in High School as her songs project.
I don't know why she is listed as a country singer, she is no more country than Lady Gaga or Miss Piggy. I really hope the people voting for the Country Music award shows, use a little common sense and realize that this is a no talent, mega hyped, wanna-be singer. Give us a break, just saying....
@ tucker.....that's absolutely hilarious, and soooo true! Taylor Swift singing live is the equivalent of a squirrel getting squashed by a car....so painful....
That is really gay taylor swift sucks and no way shape or form deserves a holliday over the most infamous mobb deep B.I.G. tupac 50 cent nas jay z big l big pun I rest my case
Do you admire anyone without a criminal record?
Just pitiful. Kids wanting another day off. America lacks in education and this is where their priorities are.
I wish people would put forth their thoughts, energy and efforts into something that really mattered – volunteering, exercise etc.
This is truly where we are headed as a nation. Sad.
(Taylor is OK, but a day off? Really!?!)
Are you serious?? We don't get enough education???? I spend 4 HOURS PLUS on homework AFTER a 7 HOUR SCHOOL DAY 5 DAYS A FREAKING WEEK. And i'm only in middle school.
A middle school girl
PS Taylor Swift is reason enough for a day off
Idc.those fans are lame
Who is Taylor Swift ?
She does have talant. She is better than the average person.
I wish I could sing just a little. She has that gift even if it is not the best, she has to be good or she would not have made it thus far. She has 158 more fans than me.
Give the girl a break. She is actually very good live I saw her in concert and you could tell she wasn't lipsyncing.
How could you tell she wasnt lipsyncing? Oh, probably because it sounded awful.
What a bunch of haters. Wait I dont if they are haters or jelous. What that girl can sing and can sing very well. Good luck talyor with this album.
Haters or not, the girl doesn't deserve a holiday and just goes to show the idiocy of her fans.
You obviously didn't read very closely...They aren't looking for a holiday to honor Ms. Swift – it's a bunch of school girls who want a day off of school in order to buy Taylor Swift's new CD.
She sings almost as well as you type.
Kurt, you're either pathetic, or you're trying to suck up to the girls to try and get laid. (good luck with that one btw)
she has some talent but she is not exactly miss. perfect singer. far from it.
That's funny... I don't see any of you out there singing... Give the girl a break. Unless you're a professional musician (which I am) don't judge her level of talent. She's talented and pretty enough to make a lot more money than any of you haters.
I agree... but the holiday thing is absurd ...
Why would I need to be a professional musician to judge talent? Taylor Swift cannot sing...period!
Do me a favor: buy a Regina Spektor, Ani Di Franco, or a Patty Griffin album and let me know who has more talent (with a fraction of the hype).
If you think she has world class talent, I would rethink teling people you are a professional musician. She's someone's campaign.
Just me, who worked for a record label and actually had to recognize talent...
Just because you joined an open mic at the dive next to your complex doesn't make you a pro.
The fact you defend her in any capacity belies your statement; even Brad Paisley (same label as she is) has made rather inquisitive remarks about how she won the Country Grammy in an attempt to market C&W to younger listeners.
STFU and go play your kazoo loser.
Are we to believe that these girls are going to buy hard copies? What happened to digital download and iTunes!?!
Give them October 25th 2009 off...that days already passed! Lol stupid fans
She is ulgy and cannot sing worth a darn find someone else to idiolize then her please her cd is not worth buying
While her singing ability may be questionable, if you think she's ugly you are not a straight male. Time to come out of the closet.....
In some instances she's really, really beautiful. And in other cases, she's got a really pinched face and it makes me cringe. In other words, CG IS AWESOME.
finally, someone else who admits, this chick is FUGLY. and for the guy below you who says, you are not a straight male, he is a male with no taste. i would hate to see what his gf looks like if he thinks she is so hot. she has alien eyes, and cant sing for crap.
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Ridiculous!! She has no talent; wait a few years and no one will remember her at all.
Jealous much? No talent? How bout you scribble down some catchy lyrics and jump up on a stage.........
since she has NO talent, whatsoever, I'm sure you could do it for her, right?
WHAT! This is a case of no talent being supported by people lacking common sense and brains.
Are you kidding me? I just dont get it, the girl cannot sing without the assistance of electronic equipment. I used to think that Kanye was really out of line but now that Ive heard her attempt to sing live, Im 100% behind him. There is no accounting for taste or real talent apparently.
I agree 100 %. I've been saying this since she came out. This girl has no real talent.
Hi guys...it's me Taylor. I know you all hate me, but I just want to say my voice IS horrible live and I even know it. I've just managed to sell millions of albums out of sheer LUCK. All my songs are for my Tinkerbell fans who are 15 yrs. of age or younger. I sing about immature, childish things b/c I haven't really gone out there and lived life yet. And my songs all sound the same b/c I only "sing" about broken romances.....I always fall in love with some guy who finds me unbelievably annoying, leaves me, and I am left devastated trying to understand why.....
Now that you have sold a bunch of records, how about take a break and live life while you are young. Good Luck!
Witness the demise of a culture.
The "culture" died a long time ago. This is just an example of how it is now having its grave further desecrated.
too funny I spewed coffee on my screen
LOL Ewwwww!! LOL!!
So the theme here is, "FORGET education! The new TAYLOR SWIFT ALBUM is MUCH more important!" Taylor is talented and beautiful, but I just don't see the point in doing this. Good luck anyways, girls.
GET FARKING SERIOUS CNN
I am going back to the BBC for American news as there is no coverage IN America anymore unless you are gay, black, or the Jonas Brothers.
this "story" ladies and gentelmen, is why people with more than one brain cell refer to cnn as chicken noodle news
How about Feb 29th?
tim welch - "Chicken Noodle News" Tears squirting, I'm laughing so hard!
LOL a national Holiday for an album to come out. Never gonna happen because it would just create a cascade effect, there would be a national holiday every day of the year for every little thing these teeny girls wanted. Everytime a Twilight movie came out or Justin Bieber releases another album we'd all be in trouble....
Baaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa . . . . she "HAS" to be some kind of mafia princess because she can't carry a tune in a bucket!
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