Judging by the amount of emails I received about this, the Internet was stunned yesterday, just stunned, to find out that a famous celebrity like Taylor Swift doesn’t read every piece of handwritten fan mail she’s sent and has an assistant just throw it in the trash. Or at least she used to until her management found out people will find that shit, show it to the local news and the next you thing you know, it’s all over Gawker:
Reporter Andy Cordan drove out to the Hendersonville strip mall that is home to Swift’s P.O. box, where he was told that a rep for the singer periodically stops by to pick up all mail. Swift’s Spokeswoman Paula Erickson explained that Swift’s fan mail is delivered to her management office where it is opened, read, and recycled.
“The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center.”
After being contacted for the story, Taylor’s people “immediately” sent a messenger to the news studio to picked up the letters. News 2 was told the mail would be “handled appropriately.”
Which means: recycled.
Of course, the most amazing part of this story is that Taylor’s management was smart enough not to go, “What the fuck? Who goes through people’s garbage?” because the answer to that question would be Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift goes through people’s garbage. It’s how she knows you cheated on her. “Coffee grounds and a Twix wrapper?! You sonofabitch…”