You know, we've talked about stuff like this before here and I am always torn. I think it's very sweet when a celeb takes the extra time to do these things, and clearly I think Swift is going above and beyond, but I find this trend of virtual celeb date requests unsettling.
When the soldier asked out Mila Kunis, and immediately following, another one asked out Justin Timerlake, it seemed to start a wave of these things. It's almost expected now that celebs will just drop everything that they are doing to go to some event with a fan. It's incredibly unfair of the person to put them on the spot like that, and, like Barefoot Contessa, heaven help the celeb if they say no.
I wonder how many people would have been playing the cancer card in addition and demanded boycott of her concerts, lambasted her publicly, and all around slandered her if she'd said no and not countered with the award show offer.