|Taylor Swift at the 2013 Grammy Awards red carpet. | (image source)|
If one thought breaking up with Taylor Swift was bad, hell hath no fury like a Swfity scorned. Thus, a storm began across Facebook and Twitter of an infuriated sort: yes, yet again flooding Abercrombie & Fitch of another high-tide of upset...again caused in light of the company’s handicap for reason principally marred by inebriation of its ideal of careless fun. A petition on change.org was even initiated, and the phone calls to A&F Public Relations became nothing short of expressive: “I think that this T-shirt was a huge waste of production,” phoned one girl featured by ABC News, “It is the most childish thing I have ever seen in my entire life. I cannot believe that you guys would go as low to do something like that.”
|The offending tee as photographed instore.|
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What A&F also assured through its official twitter account: “Hey #swifties we no longer sell the shirt. We [love] Taylor’s music and think she’s awesome.” (See tweet here). Abercrombie on Twitter: 397,000+. Taylor on Twitter: 29.6 million. Yeah, upsetting a greater mass with far reachable social media influence demands a nice apology.
The funny thing here, though, is that it is an abercrombie kids tee shirt. And that is something everyone is failing to mention and clarify. It's meant in a lighthearted manner. A little jabby, sure, but it is just a kids tee. Although, to be unbiased, you could also say that there would be parents with some mild objections to their child wearing a tee with such a context. But that is a different, and now irrelevant, matter... Another overblown and insignificant "scandal".