Rio Mayor: ‘Christ the Redeemer’ to ‘Honor Taylor Swift’s Presence’ with Welcome Message – Emily Mangiaracina 11/17/23


The mayor of Rio de Janeiro has sacrilegiously heralded a Taylor Swift-inspired projection on the city’s signature statue as a way for “Christ the Redeemer” to “honor her presence.”

Mayor Eduardo Paes and the rector of the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer happily agreed to requests by Swift fans to light up the Christ statue in an act of welcome to the pop star as she performs in Brazil on tour.

The statue was emblazoned via projection on Thursday evening with the words “Welcome to Brazil” and the names of Brazilian states in a design reportedly inspired by a “Junior Jewels” T-shirt worn by Swift in her “You Belong with Me” music video….

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