Nice to meet you, where you been? The future of a group of high school students in Billings, Montana lies in the hands of Taylor Swift. Students of history teacher Colter Pierce at Skyview High School made a bargain with him to help get out of their finals.
The deal is: If the “Bad Blood” singer, 25, calls Pierce before the scheduled final, all of his students get out of the official exam. They’ll still have to take a general test, but Swift would be doing these students a huge solid by picking up the phone.
— Ike Stoner (@stoneman802) May 20, 2015
“It was just kind of a joke really, I was just trying to see if I could get more followers on Twitter,” Ike Stoner, who helped created the pact with Pierce, told KTVQ.
The post on Twitter has reached more than 2,000 retweets since it was posted on May 20, and is getting even more pickup on Facebook.
After the post went viral, Pierce was slammed by fans calling him weird for wanting to talk to Swift. The teacher then tweeted, “Thank you Internet for making me realize what I’ve always been: a creepy, narcissistic, obsessed @taylorswift13 fan boy who should be fired.”
Though he was more glib online, Pierce told KTVQ, “It’s not so much trying to get these kids out of their final as it is seeing that celebrities are still normal down-to-earth people and I think that’s the driving force behind it.”