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Someone Just Rickrolled The Shit Out Of Taylor Swift Fans And It's Low-Key Hilarious

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

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Ever since Taylor Swift revealed that her new single is dropping tonight, fans have been on high alert. So when a kind of legit-looking site with a countdown clock started making the rounds, people (myself included) started freaking out that the single was dropping early:

^Live footage from my own Instagram story. I was *convinced*.
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^Live footage from my own Instagram story. I was *convinced*.

As the clock counted down to zero, the anxiety was building. The hype was real. I refreshed the page and... suddenly had a flashback to 2007 because some evil genius had just RICKROLLED US ALL.

Fuckin' Rick Astley, man.
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Fuckin' Rick Astley, man.

Remember Rickrolling? It was a prank from a simpler time, when friends would send you video links and they would lead you to the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up" instead of whatever you actually wanted to listen to:

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I'M HONESTLY TRIGGERED RIGHT NOW.

People had a lot of different reactions to the epic pranking. Some were annoyed:

i just went on a website claiming that taylor's new single just dropped but it was a rick roll

Yep, just got Rick Rolled. Countdown to @taylorswift13's new single, ending 11am this morning, & then this appeared: https://t.co/doazDJIKV1

This was so messed up. I don't even know who Rick Roll is but FUCK U

Some were convinced that Taylor herself was behind the whole thing:

Someone help me: did @taylorswift13 just Rick roll EVERYONE? https://t.co/BgZZVBMhdz #WHATISHAPPENING

Did Taylor really just rick roll her stans omg

what if when the single actually comes out we buy it and then the rick roll thing plays and this whole album was never real πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚(😭)

But, mostly, people thought it was a hilarious prank by some genius with a lot of time on their hands:

Yo, whoever had control of https://t.co/a6pZjnmWMi setup a countdown for @taylorswift13's single and they're a lege… https://t.co/LiMgPLynlb

Who has the time to make 3 different fake homepages and then just rick roll people??!? (whoever it was I love you)

SOMEONE SPENT TIME AND MONEY TO RICKROLL AND IM SCREAMING ITS SO FUNNY TO ME I

IM WHEEZING I HATE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. ONE OF YOU FULLY PAID FOR A DOMAIN NAME TO FUCKING RICKROLL US

MORAL OF THE STORY: TRUST NO ONE.

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