Taylor Swift and her team seriously annoy New Zealand’s wildlife watchers – claims they put endangered birds at risk!

Oh, Taylor…


by Ellie Henman |
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When Taylor Swift and her team descended on a beach in New Zealand earlier this week, they were just hoping to make a fancy new music video. But they got more than they bargained for, as it's now claimed they put endangered birds (baby dotterels) at risk on the beach. And let us tell you, the locals are not happy.

Although Taylor’s team did get permission to take vehicles onto Bethells Beach, in Auckland, they were only meant to have two. Instead it's alleged they drove around 11 onto the beach – putting the lives of the baby birds at risk.

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    “Taylor Swift filming at Bethells this week. Permission was given for I think 2 vehicles, instead there were about a dozen. Parks not happy at all,” local board chair Sandra Coney wrote on Facebook.

    “We have developed a dotterel management plan as there is a heap of filming out there, and we welcome it as economic activity that should leave no footprint, but Taylor's lot did not respect the environment or the conditions of their consent.”

    Other wildlife fans were seriously peeved too. “May a giant bird shit on each of your heads every day until you are so covered in sticky mess you can’t function physically as a human being,” one very angry person commented. Oo-er.

    But it turns out Taylor actually did nothing wrong. A spokesperson for local production company Cherokee Films has claimed responsbility and stated that they did not breach the guidelines.

    “As the local film production company, Cherokee Films, we accept responsibility and apologize for this situation,” a spokesperson tells heat. “Taylor Swift and her management team were in no way at fault and did not do anything that violated permits or ordinances.

    “At all times the film crew adhered to the Dotterel protocol in guidelines provided about the dotterel nesting sites, and at no time were the film crew close to that habitat. No Dotterel were harmed.”

    Seeing as Taylor is quite possibly the most angelic popstar around this totally makes sense. She wouldn't harm a fly, let alone a bird...


    Taylor Swifts Music Videos

    Stephen Colletti - White Horse Music Video1 of 18

    Stephen Colletti - White Horse Music Video

    Stephen Colletti (y'know, the really hot one on Laguna Beach!) starred in Taylor Swift's White Horse video back in 2009. The video got everyone talking that the two were dating but it was never a fully-fledged romance.

    Stephen Colletti - Now2 of 18

    Stephen Colletti - Now

    After a four year stint on One Tree Hill, Stephen has most recently been promoting his short film Celluloid Dreams and appearing in TV show Hit The Floor.

    Tyler Hilton - Teardrops On My Guitar Music Video3 of 18

    Tyler Hilton - Teardrops On My Guitar Music Video

    Tyler has forged a big musical career stateside, and acted in Walk the Line (he was Elvis Presley) and One Tree Hill. He featured in Taylor's music video in 2007.

    Tyler Hilton - Now4 of 18

    Tyler Hilton - Now

    Tyler released an album called Indian Summer in 2014.

    Justin Gaston - Love Story Music Video5 of 18

    Justin Gaston - Love Story Music Video

    Justin appeared in Love Story in 2008, around the time he was a smokin' hot underwear model, and dating Miley Cyrus. Taylor, you have great taste.

    Justin Gaston - Now6 of 18

    Justin Gaston - Now

    Justin was signed up for American soap Days of Our Lives last year, but is no longer on the show.

    Lucas Til - You Belong With Me Music Video7 of 18

    Lucas Til - You Belong With Me Music Video

    Texan hunk Lucas was in Hannah Montana: The Movie around the time he melted our hearts in the 2009 video for You Belong With Me.

    Lucas Til - Now8 of 18

    Lucas Til - Now

    Lucas is still doing well as an actor, appearing in films like The Spy Next Door and X Men: Days Of Future Past after his music video debut.

    Noah Mills - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Music Video9 of 18

    Noah Mills - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together Music Video

    Canadian model and actor Noah was a successful runway model (and had also appeared in Sex and the City 2) before he appeared in Taylor's 2012 video for We Are Never Getting Back Together.

    Noah Mills - Now10 of 18

    Noah Mills - Now

    Noah is still modelling (he has worked with Dolce & Gabbana for over ten years), and is still incredibly hot.

    Sean O'Pry - Blank Space Music Video11 of 18

    Sean O'Pry - Blank Space Music Video

    Before even appearing in Taylor Swift's 2014 video for Blank Space, Sean was a highly-successful model, posing for everyone from Calvin Klein to Givenchy.In 2009 he was named the world's most successful model by Forbes, an accolade he's won from models.com too. Only the best for Taylor.

    Sean O'Pry - Now12 of 18

    Sean O'Pry - Now

    He's still modelling, and reportedly dating Aussie actress Jessica McNamee.

    Dom Sherwood - Style Music Video13 of 18

    Dom Sherwood - Style Music Video

    BEFORE being known as "the hot one" from Taylor Swift's Style video, Dom (who is a Brit!) appeared in the popular teen film Vampire Academy. He also was rumoured to have dated Sarah Hyland at the beginning of this year.

    Dom Sherwood - Now14 of 18

    Dom Sherwood - Now

    Dom has literally just become a T-Swizzle video star, but you can next see his beautiful face in filmsThe Other and Take Down.

    Reeve Carney - I Knew You Were Trouble Music Video15 of 18

    Reeve Carney - I Knew You Were Trouble Music Video

    Reeve is a singer-songwriter and actor, who played the "trouble" in Taylor's video for I Knew You Were Trouble. He studied jazz guitar at University, which is pretty damn impressive.

    Reeve Carney - Now16 of 18

    Reeve Carney - Now

    Mr Trouble has been focusing on his acting, appearing in the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark as the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and was cast as Dorian Gray in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

    Toby Hemingway - Now17 of 18

    Toby Hemingway - Now

    Toby has since appeared in movies Black Swan and In Time. Before appearing in Taylor's vid, he was also in film The Covenant, and is still mates with fellow hottie and co-star Chace Crawford. He's still acting, with a couple of films in post-production.

    Toby Hemingway - Mine Music Video18 of 18

    Toby Hemingway - Mine Music Video

    In 2010, English actor Toby Hemingway appeared in the video for Mine - and the pair were be rumoured to be seeing each other after being spotted on a "date".

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