Taylor Swift Donates $50,000 to New York Public Schools

by Zach Seemayer 11:11 PM PST, February 24, 2015
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If you’re one of the few holdouts who still hasn’t hopped on board the Taylor Swift fan bus, maybe her recent act of selflessness will change your mind.

Taylor Swift donated $50,000 from the proceeds of her song "Welcome to New York" to the New York City public school system.

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It’s a kind gesture from the celebrated artist, but as Swift sings in her song "Shake It Off": Haters gonna hate, hate, hate.

Not everyone was impressed with the donation. Some detractors think that Swift should have given more, considering the fact that she reportedly earned over $60 million in 2014.

However, Devora Kaye, a spokeswoman for the Department of Education, issued a statement to MSNBC saying that New York City was "deeply appreciative of this kind of gesture."

Before the controversy surrounding Swift's donation, the singer recently found herself feuding with Katy Perry. Check out the video below for a look at this superstar feud.