Taylor Swift, Queen of Subtlety, is hitting again at haters in essentially the most sly method. On Thursday, the 27-year-old singer dropped a glance e book displaying a number of gadgets from her new Status merchandise line. And although the road options a number of, er, attention-grabbing items (like an outsized sweater with an inception-like image of Swift sporting the identical outsized sweater on it), there was one merchandise that instantly caught the web’s consideration: a burgundy v-neck sweater with a choker with the phrase “Rep” on it.
Although the sweater might sound mundane at first, there’s a backstory to it that’ll depart you applauding Swift in the long run. In November 2014, Swift attended a New York Knicks basketball sport, the place she wore black boots, khaki pants, and her notorious v-neck crimson sweater. After the images of Swift on the basketball sport hit the web, followers couldn’t assist however discover one thing odd about her outfit.
One Swiftie posted a side-by-side photograph of how Swift wore the sweater versus how the piece was initially worn by its mannequin. Whereas Swift wore the piece with the v-neck going through the entrance of her physique, the sweater was supposed to be worn the other method, with the v-neck on the again.
“I believe what they’re making an attempt to say politely is…I wore the shirt flawed didn’t I,” Swift commented again to a fan, who tried to make the case that her backwards sweater was a inventive alternative.
In fact, when Swift’s mistake caught wind on the web, she was instantly made enjoyable of for her style fake pas.
Flash ahead to as we speak and Swift hasn’t let teasing go. As an alternative, she’s channeled the trolling into her personal spin on the sweater by promoting the near-exact piece on her web site, with the abbreviation of her album title emblazoned on the neckline. Yup. Together with reclaiming the snake (a nod to when Kim Kardashian urged she was one along with her Snapchat exposé), Swift is now reclaiming a shirt.
You’ve been warned: Don’t mess with Swift, in any other case your hate is perhaps featured in a music—or on her merchandise—sooner or later.