Let this be a warning to any clothing company out there: Don’t mess with Taylor Swift!
Several companies have tried to mock Taylor Swift’s romantic life to sell some t-shirts, and this has back fired for several companies as they find their fate (and profits) at the hands of “Swifties.” A well organized group of devoted Taylor Swift fans that will go to great lengths to protect their singing idol. After Abercrombie & Fitch played on Taylor Swift’s public relationships, the company found out the hard way not to mess with the artist legion of fans.
After the backlash for Abercrombie, who has been dealing with other drama due to their outspoken CEO, the brand eventually pulled the shirts from their sales floor. In an apparent move to win back the ‘Swifties’ the retailer took to Twitter to post:
Now, retailer Bad Kids Clothing has found itself in hot water for its typography tanks. Below is a picture of the shirts, printed with a list of rumored lovers to cross Taylor Swifts path.
“Shortly after, I posted a photo of these on our Facebook page, stating that I was thoroughly entertained and these were some of the best custom shirts we’ve ever printed. We got a few likes. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Late last night [though], I was about to go to sleep and my phone rang. I saw it was a random number and let it go. Suddenly, 3 more calls right in a row. I thought to myself that this was odd, so I checked my email. The subject of the emails were “FUCK YOU” and “OFFENSIVE TAYLOR SWIFT SHIRT – TAKE IT DOWN!”. Suddenly I realized what was happening: I was being attacked…by SWIFTIES.” wrote Lex Houser, the brands founder.
Some readers may notice that Cory Monteith’s name appears on the love list. Due to his sudden passing, the brand has removed the young actor’s name out of respect. Taylor may not be so lucky, as the Bad Kids Clothing has decided to continue selling their Swift merchandise. We can only imagine that somewhere, an Abercrombie & Fitch must be blasting Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ over the stereo system.