Taylor Swift Is Launching a Clothing Line in China That Could Be Deeply Offensive

Taylor Swift is launching her own clothing line, but you might not be able to get your hands on it.

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Lately, it seems there is nothing that Taylor Swift can't do. Between playing sold-out shows around the country the pop star has found time to design her very own clothing line. Swift announced that the new collection will be released in August, ahead of her 1989 world tour, specifically her Shanghai appearance in November, reports Bloomberg

Unfortunately stateside Swifties may not be able to cop the new pieces. The line is designed for her Asian fan base and will be carried exclusively on JD.com, China's second largest ecommerce site.

The collection, which is set to include dresses, sweatshirts, and other tops printed with the type "T.S. 1989," could be extremely offensive to Swift's Chinese fanbase, Reuters reports. The print could easily be taken as a reference to the massacre of protestors at Tiananmen Square, which just so happens to have happened in 1989. While Swift and her team are reportedly aware of the coincidence, representatives for Swift have told Reuters that the merchandise will still carry the logo. 

Considering that China has banned the media from shedding light on the event, including even subtle references like "26 years" or "June 4," the date it occurred, it'd be shocking if Swift's merchandise wasn't halted as well.


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