Everyone’s familiar with those Q-Tip & Phife Dawg & Ali Shaheed & Jarobi or John & Paul & Ringo & George T-shirts. Pennsylvania-based brand Bad Kids Clothing put out a similar tank style, but instead of listing artists’ names, they had a list of the men Taylor Swift has been linked with. T.Swift fans took notice, and, well, let’s just say they went ape shit.
If you thought Taylor Swift fans didn’t have the heart to issue death threats, think again. Swifties, as they are most often called, ganged up from all angles and started blasting BKC through tweets, emails, and phone calls. The fans were “threatening to kill us and burn our store down,” says BKC co-founder Andi Cross in a blog post.
We already know Swifties can't take a joke—they already forced Abercrombie & Fitch to take down a similar tongue-in-cheek Taylor Swift tee. It’s all fun and games until die-hard fans start issuing death threats. Come on, guys.
As the saying goes, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” With each threat and complaint, the tank just gets more attention. This is why Bad Kids Clothing is not taking down the shirt, and hopes the exposure will lead to more sales. Check out some of threats sent above. But if you want to rage out in a tank listing the names of dudes T.Swift has been with, the item awaits you on the Bad Kids Clothing website for $19.
[Fashionista via NBC]
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