In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a representative for Swift denied a viral story that the singer avoids “third-world countries” on the advice of her mother.
“MÃ£e de Taylor Swift” was trending worldwide after the story broke.
MÃ£e de Taylor Swift is trending worldwide! Taylor’s mom shouldn’t have made that comment about not letting her tour 3rd world countries
Her family has ties to Latin America: her maternal grandmother Marjorie Finlay was an internationally known opera star who hosted a television show in Puerto Rico and mother Andrea was born in Venezuela.