It’s just been one of those weeks, hasn’t it TayTay? We’ve all had them hun – on Monday you’re the queen of the f**king world, by Thursday you’ve forgotten to check your privilege and made a discussion of race and the music industry all about you, taken public umbrage with Nicki Minaj, launched a clothing line and caused a diplomatic crisis in China.
Wait, WHAT now?
Amid the twitter hoo ha we’ve barely had a moment to type WTF about the fact that T Swift’s new fashion label ‘TS 1989’ has accidentally (we assume) upset the Chinese government by accidentally (we assume) alluding to the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989 when thousands of freedom fighters were shot while protesting in Beijing.
The initials, obviously, are Taylor Swift’s and the date the title of her album as well as the year in which she graced earth with her birth.
However, in China a TS 1989 T shirt is a potentially subversive message – the Chinese government has censored any mention of the massacre or even the date it took place on social media, and has blacklisted references to it on the government-controlled internet . . . Taylor’s TS 1989 range may be about to cause a political maelstrom.
Watch this space!