Abercrombie and Fitch has pulled a t-shirt from its clothing line after receiving complaints from offended Taylor Swift fans.
Taylor Swift fans are outraged over a new shirt introduced by Abercrombie and Fitch. The front of the shirt reads: "#more boyfriends that t.s." which allegedly makes a reference to the pop star and her well publicized dating history. According to the "Swifties," the shirt is "inappropriate" and "offensive" to both Taylor Swift and her fans.
One infuriated fan went as far as to develop a petition on change.org asking the popular teen retailer to pull the shirt from their line.
"It's just plain hurtful and insulting. Taylor's private life should remain so. It's unprofessional for such a huge company to insult and poke fun at a celebrity in one of their t-shirts," one Swift supporter wrote on the petition. "It's a form of bullying, which should never be encouraged, ESPECIALLY by such a huge company. I'm disgusted and have lost all my respect for Abercrombie and Fitch."
Other fans threatened to stop shopping at the retailer altogether.
"Do not make fun of our idol," another protestor wrote.
Over a 120 fans have signed the petition so far, enough to get the attention of the retailer which has responded by taking the shirt off rack according to an automated voice message on their customer service line.
"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," the pre-recorded message notes.
Swift's dating life has become a popular topic in media largely because of the singer's habit of writing songs about her exes. But in past interviews, Swift has assured that she means no hard feelings with her songs.
"When you're dealing with something like loneliness or confusion or rejection or frustration, those emotions are so jumbled up in your head," Swift told InStyle magazine earlier this year. "For me, the only way to condense them down into one thing is to write a three-and-a- half minute song about it."