Music critics are praising Taylor Swift's new album, "1989," released Monday. But the toughest critics of all — you know, New Yorkers — have been less generous to the no-long-country pop star's latest work. Their problem? The suffering-singing songwriter's track, "Welcome to New York."
She's no New Yorker. She's from Tennessee!
To make matters worse for longtime (and native-born) residents, the New York Tourism board nominated Swift to the prestigious office of "Global Welcome Ambassador." (Maybe don't delete your HopStop app if you find yourself next to her in an unfamiliar neighborhood?)
But Swift knows how to charm her critics, and headlining the Welcome Wagon in a city she admits she's still getting to know isn't going to change that. She has promised to donate all proceeds from "Welcome to New York" to New York City's public schools.
She made the announcement on ABC's The View and tweeted it out from Taylor Nation: