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The City Of New York Made Taylor Swift Its Ambassador

...and people are kinda mad about it.

October 27, 2014

Today, Taylor Swift got a new gig: The mega-pop star has been named the Big Apple's official Global Welcome Ambassador. First day on the job and she's already rolled out a series of videos on their tourism website to remind the world how great NYC is. Whether she's teaching us what a bodega is, breaking down locals-only lexicon, or reassuring us that despite what we've heard, New York is actually a hospitable place ("It's easy to get around...people will help you. Trust me I've done it."), there's no doubting Swift's enthusiasm.

The internet also greeted the news with enthusiasm, but not quite of the kind the tourist board were probably after:

But it's important to give credit where credit is due:

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The City Of New York Made Taylor Swift Its Ambassador