‘R.I.P. Taylor Swift’ Shirt For Sale Because That Joke Isn’t Tired Yet, Evidently
It was only a matter of time before companies tried to capitalize on that whole Taylor Swift/Kim Kardashian/Kanye West debacle. So for those of you who are decidedly Team KimYe (or at least Team Anyone-But-Taylor), feel free to celebrate the predicted demise of Swift's career with an overpriced t-shirt.
Retailer Jerry’s World is currently selling an R.I.P Taylor Swift shirt for the
absurdly high price of $36. They even list the cause of death as: Murdered via Snapchat by Kimberly Kardashian. So topical!
Swift's team will likely send out a cease-and-desist letter soon, so grab one while you still can.
The shirt's design harkens back to a similar mural that popped up in Australia earlier this week (July 20), days after Kim K exposed Swift's untruths for all the world to see on Snapchat. Graffiti artist Lush Sux created an enormous piece of Taylor Swift along with the accompanying text “In Loving Memory of…Taylor Smith 1989 — 2016.”
Despite attempts to protect his work against legal complaints by using the name Smith instead of Swift, Taylor’s team swooped in anyway and asked Lush Sux to take the piece down. He declined, saying, “I won’t be taking down my ‘Taylor Smith’ mural anytime soon. But there have been multiple threats from Taylor Swift’s own version of the Hitler youth, who dub themselves ‘Swiftys,’ to go down and destroy the wall.”
The Smith mural has, however, been repainted as a tribute to Harambe, a Cincinnati Zoo gorilla who was shot and killed after a child climbed into his enclosure.
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