Abercrombie pulls Taylor Swift shirt after fans' outcry

Abercrombie pulls Taylor Swift shirt after fans' outcry

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by ET ONLINE

KMOV.com

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 21 at 2:00 PM

(ET ONLINE) Don't mess with Taylor Swift fans.

Abercrombie & Fitch found itself in hot water for the second time this year, when the retailer started selling a T-shirt with the slogan, "# more boyfriends than t.s.," appearing to mock Swift's highly publicized love life.

It didn't take long for the singer's loyal fans to bombard the chain with complaints -- so much so that Abercrombie has stopped selling the shirt.

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"Hey #swifties we no longer sell the tshirt. We <3 Taylor's music and think she's awesome!," the brand tweeted.

They also added a message about the controversial tee to their hotline. "If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note that this item is no longer available," their message system says.

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Earlier this year, the brand came under fire for not carrying any sizes above a 10, and for their admittedly exclusionary mentality.

"Candidly, we go after the cool kids," CEO Mike Jeffries was quoted as saying in a 2006 Salon article. "We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."


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