Triple J has officially disqualified Taylor Swift’s song ‘Shake It Off’ from today’s Hottest 100 countdown.
The station posted this to Twitter just before commencing it’s annual countdown at midday:
It appears everyone planning on donning #Tay4Hottest100 shirts today may instead be crying into their Peronis.
Shake It Off by Taylor Swift has been disqualified from the running in Triple J’s Hottest 100.
And we can all blame KFC.
In an interview on ABC’s The Drum, former Triple J presenter Angela Catterns said the song has been disqualified because KFC began campaigning for the song’s inclusion.
“You probably know that there was a push to get a Taylor Swift song in [the Hottest 100], which has now been disqualified because a fast food chain became involved in the whole process,” she said.
In the official rule book of the Hottest 100, Triple J can disquality artists from the list who benefit from campaigns or competitions that encourages fans to vote.
Triple J has declined to comment.
The campaign, the tweets, the fights… it looks like it was all for nothing. Except to bring awareness to a song that everyone already knows about.
Be honest, are you disappointed?
Mamamia previously wrote…
Taylor Swift fans are sabotaging an Australian indie music tradition at this very moment. And now it has been made a lot easier.
Taylor Swift fans love only one thing more than the Butterscotch Princess and that’s the internet.
And now the internet has made it a lot easier to vote for Taylor Swift in Triple J’s Hottest 100 by dedicating an entire website to that sole purpose.