Those wacky (and depraved) kids at 4chan are at it again. Just days after they tried to name a flavor of soda after Adolf Hitler, they have struck again. No online contest is safe.
This time, the legion of pranksters at 4chan (and the board one must never speak of–rules 1 and 2!) has hijacked a contest sponsored by Chegg and Papa John’s to decide where country star Taylor Swift will play a free concert.
The school that got the most votes? The Horace Mann School For The Deaf. Brilliant.
According to the official rules of the contest, any “accredited high school or college in the contiguous United States that is in the Chegg database” is eligible to win, so this concert might actually happen.
Unfortunately, the rules also say that the winning school needs to agree to participate. All the deaf students at Horace Mann might not take too kindly to getting roped in to this prank. Then again, they might have a good sense of humor and play along.
If you want to add your vote, go to http://www.taylorswiftoncampus.com/. You have to sign in through Facebook and “like” Taylor Swift, which sucks. You also have the option of liking the sponsors, which adds more votes. At this point, though, Swift already has so many votes that it’s almost a foregone conclusion that she’ll be playing her songs to a crowd that can’t hear them.