Taylor Swift Named Most Charitable Celeb, Which Almost Makes Her Less Annoying

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Taylor SwiftIf I had to pick my least favorite pop star, I think it might be Taylor Swift. I actually don't know much about her music (aside from being exposed to that "We Are Never Ever Ever Ever Like Everrrrr Getting Back Together" song, which I found about as pleasant and catchy as listening to my children whine in the Ninjago aisle at Toys R Us), but I find her tragic breakup queen status annoying. Sure, it sells albums, but jeez. She dated John Mayer, for christ's sake. Are we really supposed to feel sorry for her?

Anyway, a runner-up on my nonexistent list of young celebrities who need a nice tall glass of STFU might be Miley Cyrus. We get it -- you left your squeaky-clean Disney persona behind years ago and you want us all to see your tits. Super. Pass the salvia.

Still, as irritating as I find both these young stars to be, today's surprising announcement from DoSomething may have just changed my mind. Because WOW, these seemingly fluffy girls are rocking the charity work.

It turns out that according to DoSomething.org, Taylor Swift was the most charitable celebrity of 2012. In addition to her ongoing work to help young cancer victims and her various benefit concerts and storm relief efforts, she also donated $4 million to the Country Hall of Fame Museum. In fact, she recently became the youngest person to ever receive the Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for her charity work.

As for Miley Cyrus, she's been honored for her promotion of Saving Spot! Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a home for dogs from high-kill shelters, and she's done a lot of work raising awareness for other charitable organizations like Save the Music Foundation, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Who knew? I mean, I guess I thought both of them were too busy being outrageous/writing about ex-boyfriends to spend their time doing good works. Anyway, good for them, and kudos to Channing Tatum, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pink, Selena Gomez, Ian Somerhalder, and all the other celebs who made the list.

I wonder what Taylor Swift's reaction was when she heard she made the number one spot on Do Something's 'Celebs Gone Good' list? Call me crazy, but I bet it was something like this:


Via Google Image Search

Are you surprised Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus are considered two of the most charitable celebrities?


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nonmember avatar Kelly

Guess that shows you a little something about judging people, right? Nah, you'll be right back at it tomorrow...

nonmember avatar Mike

You know, If you took the time to listen to Swift's CD, you would more than likely enjoy it also. It is actually very good and not just for kids.

Maevelyn Maevelyn

I really like Taylor Swift 1. she writes her own music and lyrics 2. she's very driven 3. she is charitable (and you don't need that award to know that.) 4. I don't have to worry about what my kids are hearing when they listen to her music. 

nonmember avatar hhhh

I find her totally annoying, mostly because she has dated way too many guys for her age & then whines about it. And makes huge $ off it. So yea...she SHOULD be donating a lot of it, & it is commendable that she does. Love the pics btw...lol

Nancy... NancyJ422

I hated the name of TSwift's song. And then found myself singing it when I hear it on the radio!


I'm not surprised that she and Miley are tops on giving. I think both realize what they have and are aware of what goeson in the world around them. 

nonmember avatar Mya

Taylor's new album "Red" has been a huge success, you should give it a try. She writes all her songs and most women (if they give her a chance) end up loving them. If you didn't like the "Never Ever" song, then you will be relieved that the rest of her album is very different. Look her up on youtube and find the one called "Ronan" that she wrote and performed for a mom who's son had died of cancer. All of the proceeds went to the Cancer Society. It's an amazing song. Another one is the live performance of "Safe and Sound" with the Civil Wars. If you judge her from a few singles on the radio you won't see/hear how great she is. I'm 57 btw, and I've been listening to her for the past 7 years. I guess I just get her. I remember being her age, the great times and the broken hearts. Which brings me to the next point. Why does everyone bash her for dating a lot of guys?? She's young, which is when you are suppose to date! She's pretty, and talented and a very savvy business woman, of course she's going to meet all kinds of guys and have relationships or just have some fun! Her fans love that she writes songs about guys she's dated. It makes the song more tantalizing to wonder who it's about(and she never tells, which is smart), but at the same time we don't really care because her songs make us think about the loves and losses that we have had in our own lives. I hope you change your mind someday, your missing out!

Nancy... NancyJ422

She's incredibly business savvy too. We're watching her on Ellen right now (repeat of clips) and he says she has a program in elementary schools called "Read With Taylor" in which she reads a book and they can ask questions on the computer for her to answer. He says they have it in their school system. 

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