Abercrombie & Fitch pulls Taylor Swift 'boyfriends' T-shirt
06/24/2013 11:57 AM
06/24/2013 12:02 PM
Did you see that Taylor Swift T-shirt that said “# more boyfriends than t.s.” at Abercrombie Fitch?
If you didn’t, it’s too late now, because the store has apparently pulled the shirt from its racks after Taylor’s fans, known as “Swifties,” attacked the store for being unkind to their queen.
reports that Taylor’s fans launched a petition on Change.org asking the retailer to stop selling the shirt.
One fan posted a YouTube video giving the company’s public relations line to complain.
Here’s the greeting if you call that number now: “Thank you for calling Abercrombie Fitch public relations. If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note this is no longer available.”
An Abercrombie spokesperson told Buzzfeed that the shirt went on sale in February, was marked down in March “and is no longer available.”
(You just know those T-shirts will end up in some third-world country where they don’t even know who Taylor Swift is.)
In the meantime, Abercrombie tried to make up with Taylor’s team by posting this to Twitter: “Hey#swifties
we no longer sell the tshirt. We 3 Taylor's music and think she's awesome!”
If Abercrombie had any guts, it would have kept selling the shirt and tweeted this instead: “t.s.”
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