Taylor Swift invites cancer patient to be her date, as if he hasn’t suffered enough
CANCER is a terrible, awful disease. When celebrities get it, they immediately become brave whereas civilians are just dreadfully unlucky. What about when the two worlds collide? Well, Taylor Swift is seeing to that, asking a cancer patient called Kevin McGuire to be her date to this year’s American Country Music Awards.
The poor sod.
In fairness, being Taylor Swifted is partly his own fault. The singer asked the 18-year-old to be her prince for the evening after she turned down his invitation for her to be his prom date.
In a Facebook message, Swift wrote: “Kevin I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up. Would you be my date?”
Nice work Taylor. Do it in public so everyone thinks you’re really great. The young man is in hospital receiving treatment for leukaemia, so this is irritatingly a really nice gesture from Swift. Kevin replied: “Obviously I said yes. The ACM Awards is a lot better than the senior prom.”
We’ll just have to hope this isn’t a cruel joke as the award ceremony is on April 1st or, as it’s better known, April Fool’s Day.
Anyway, we’ll stop being cruel now as we’ve done absolutely nothing to help anyone, ever.