If this news doesn’t scare the piss out of you, nothing will.
We are now in a place as a society where it only takes 86 signatures from some butthurt teenagers to get Abercrombie + Fitch to stop production on a shirt. EIGHTY SIX. That’s it. A+F have certainly had their problems in the past, but the amount of cowardice they’ve shown here is just staggering. Are you really trying to tell me we can’t make fun of Taylor Swift’s love life now? A girl who’s made her entire career singing about her past boyfriends? That’s insane.
No bonus points if you guessed that the word “bullying” popped up in the petition. That’s right. Bullying. How are we ever supposed to reduce incidences of actual bullying like this? If you call everything “bullying” the term loses all meaning. Here’s a tip: criticizing someone is not the same as “bullying” them. Lightly mocking someone is not “bullying” them. To even consider using that term here is pathetic.
Does anyone really think Taylor Swift felt “bullied” by any of this shit? She’s got $100 million in the bank, and practically all of that money is the result of songs about her boyfriends. She couldn’t care less about some dumb t-shirt.
Also, “It is the most childish thing I have ever seen in my life?” The Irony Meter just broke into a million pieces.