Megastar Taylor Swift was honored with a projection to kick off her Eras Tour stop in Brazil. Christ the Redeemer was wearing a “Welcome to Brasil” shirt inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Junior Jewels” shirt from her “You Belong With Me” music video.
Brazil’s move to honor Swift came after a fan campaign that asked Omar Raposo, rector of the sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer, to project a T-shirt on the statue upon her arrival in Brazil, according to a press release.
According to the release, Raposo agreed only if Swift fans donated “more than 20,000 units of panettone and mineral water by 9pm this Thursday, November 16, to help people in situations of vulnerability and social exclusion.”
“The initiative is from the Christ the Redeemer Sanctuary and aims to raise awareness and mobilize society against poverty and social exclusion, in commemoration of the World Day of the Poor, established by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, which will be celebrated on November 19th,” the press release continued