Taylor Swift’s team have announced that they will modify the “folk” merchandise in response to accusations that designers “snatched” a logo from a black-owned company.
“Yesterday we were made aware of a complaint that the specific use of the word ‘album’ before ‘folk album’ on some of the folk album products was of concern,” said a representative for Swift. in a statement provided to ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, adding that “no merchandise” with similar logos had yet been made or shipped. “In good faith, we have honored his request and immediately notified all those who had ordered merchandise with the word “previous folk album” they would now receive their order with the design change. “
Controversy over similar logos erupted last Friday after Amira Rasool, owner of The Folklore, a showroom specializing in African and African diaspora fashion, accused Swift of ‘stealing’ her design from the networks. social and declared that she “was not going to let this egregious theft go unchecked.”
“Wait, wait. Taylor Swift, it’s one thing to use the name ‘Folklore’, but we’re here stealing logos from black women too?” Rasool tweeted.
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