Abercrombie & Fitch Stops Selling T-Shirt After Taylor Swift Fans Lash Out

2013-6-abercrombie20-1
Let this be a warning to all who plan on making jabs at Taylor Swift in the future: The Swifties are armed and will stop at nothing to defend their forever love-struck leader. Abercrombie & Fitch landed itself in another controversy when one of its paper-thin tees read, "#moreboyfriendsthant.s." Aside from the whole misuse of the hashtag (don't they know periods aren't allowed in hashtags?), the "t.s." in question is presumably — alright, most definitely — referring to Taylor Swift. And slut-shaming the country-pop music star does not sit well with her fans (and some of us non-fans, too).
Advertisement
Slut-shaming in general is a no-go in our books. Sure, Taylor Swift's dating history is a bit complicated, but whose isn't? Thankfully, there exists proactive Swifties out there who do more than tweet their anger. In fact, they started a Change.org petition to get the company to stop the sale of the T-shirt. A YouTube video quickly surfaced urging fans to contact A&F's public relations. Those who rallied heard a voicemail from the company saying, "If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note this is no longer available." Bam.
But no matter how much sucking up Abercrombie did (even tweeting it loves her music), it was left with a warning, "@Abercrombie there's nothing we do better than revenge ok?" Noted. (Racked)
Photo: Courtesy of Racked.
Advertisement

More from Politics

The day after the debate, instead of shifting away from the issue, the GOP nominee doubled down on his weight-shaming comments. And on Friday, he took the ...
Election Day lasts just one day — a 24-hour culmination of the seemingly never-ending campaign season. But we’ll spend the next two, four, six years ...
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has gotten a lot of flak for some of the ridiculous statements he's made this campaign season, including that women who seek ...
If the chaotic party politics of the 2016 election have left you feeling completely birdbrained, this video is for you. The Founding Fathers (presented ...
Ebling has been by her friend's side through marriages, births, deaths — all the ups and downs of life. But she never expected her old playmate to be just ...
1. Major News: One person died in a Hoboken, NJ, train crash and more than 100 were injured. A commuter train crash on Thursday morning injured more ...
The Final Five are national treasures. They're basically a collection of perfect, perfectly happy humans. And who wouldn't be, especially after turning in ...
Throughout history, Americans have used activism as a tool to seek positive change in communities and in government. That's no different today. With ...
1. Here At Home: A teenager killed his father before opening fire at a school in South Carolina where he wounded two students and a teacher. ...
California passed a law Wednesday removing the state's 10-year statute of limitations for filing of child molestation and rape charges. Governor Jerry ...
Monday night was the personification of media bias and rigged politics
If you had to describe the current political climate in America, what word would you choose: volatile, toxic, or divisive? Perhaps all of the above. ...
Hillary Clinton has been a role model for our generation for years, and now she’s laying out a master class in taking on workplace sexism
1. Major News: A bill to prevent the government from shutting down and to fund the fight against Zika was stalled in the Senate. With a 45-55 vote, the...