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Taylor Swift Is Not Impressed With Her Face On An Unauthorized T-Shirt!

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Taylor Swift finds herself in yet another t-shirt-related brouhaha

When will peeps learn that they can't just put Taylor Swift's name or likeness on a piece of clothing and expect everything to be all fine and dandy?

If you're a true Swiftie, then you most likely know that Taylor bought a house in Watch Hill, Rhode Island a few months ago, but some locals were not super duper excited about the popstar sharing their zip code.

Meanwhile, others took it as an excellent opportunity to design and manufacture some welcome t-shirts in her honor!

Graphic designer Kevin Adams created the "OMG Watch Hill" tee (above) in good fun, but it's already coming back to bite him in the tookus!

Adams explained:

"We refer to it as the OMG Watch Hill tee shirt. I’m trying to avoid saying ‘that name.’ It’s pretty big news with Taylor coming here, so we wanted to make a fun tee shirt. We purposely made one that didn’t say her name on it. Then we put it on our Facebook page, and people liked it, so we started selling it. Very promptly, we got a call from this guy from Nashville who told me to stop making them. He called me last Tuesday or Wednesday. He started throwing his weight around and trying to intimidate me. I’m sure this guy was just doing his job, but I don’t believe I’m doing anything wrong with this shirt."

Adams is aware of the whole Abercrombie & Fitch kerfuffle, but claims his shirt is different, saying:

"That tee was derogatory. Mine is completely harmless."

He added:

"And you know what, I’ll bet you that Taylor could care less. It’s just her people doing their jobs. I think it’s totally cool [that she came to town]. Some of the people in Watch Hill may not be keen on it, but I’m happy to have her here. I just wish she’d leave me alone."

That would be nice, but in the US you can't just profit off a major star's likeness without giving them their cut, so we don't think Adams has heard the last of that "guy from Nashville."

For Kevin's sake, we hope this whole thing gets settled swiftly. Ha!

[Image via WENN & J. Mack Studios Facebook]

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28 comments to “Taylor Swift Is Not Impressed With Her Face On An Unauthorized T-Shirt!”

  1. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


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    good for him! fuck taylor swift and her team, they don't have shit on him! the girl looks like any blonde chick, why does it have to be that ho specifically? there are plenty of blonde banged hos that live there! i'd buy it, where it to the gym everyday without washing and throw it directly at her nose and eyes during a concert cuz the whore deserves it!

  2. phan12 says – reply to this


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    people need to leave this girl alone. Jokes about her were funny but it's time to stop.

  3. don says – reply to this


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    I met Taylor last week in Watch Hill. she's a beautiful and sweet girl

  4. leo says – reply to this


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    I'ts not a harmless shirt but they put her face on it so of course taylor and her team have an opiniom

  5. nail says – reply to this


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    I'm so happy for have her here. Love her

  6. paula says – reply to this


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    TruthSpeaker, you're pathetic.

  7. Chet says – reply to this


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    The T-shirt maker is most likely on the right side of the law. Although a celebrity has the right to profit from reproductions of their likeness, the first amendment trumps this right especially in cases where fair use principles apply. In this situation, the T-shirt appears to be farcical in nature and making fun of the hub-bub surrounding Taylor Swift moving to this town. Thus, the use of her likeness on this T-shirt would most likely be found to fall under fair use principals - and thus the T-shirt maker can tell the guy in Nashville to go pound sand.



  8. 8

    I think it's funny. F*ck you, Taylor! You're rich enough.

  9. Fred1259 says – reply to this


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    -This shirt looks exactly like this whore's expression when she wins an awards. Taylor always looks stupid and used.

  10. joe says – reply to this


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    t-swift is the best. fuck the rest

  11. dodgyend says – reply to this


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    Taylor probably does not even know about this. She is busy with her huge your. I am sure she would not even mind but she has people to handle things like that.

  12. Lauren says – reply to this


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    You can't use a celebrity's image/name/etc to sell a product. This is very easily recognizeable as Taylor and based on the saying on the shirt, it is what they were going for……. "The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity. It is generally considered a property right as opposed to a personal right. Personality rights are generally considered to consist of two types of rights: the right of publicity, or to keep one's image and likeness from being commercially exploited without permission or contractual compensation."

  13. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


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    Re: paula – i'm also your daddy. tell your mom i said i was write- i have had PLENTY BETTER

  14. Paula says – reply to this


    14

    justin makes me belieb so much, my downstairs starts itching at the very thought of him. there it goes, itching away. let me grab my ointment before another rash breaks out.

  15. Paula says – reply to this


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    i want to be as big as a slut as Taylor Swift when i grow up. hopefully bigger but she has broken records so we'll see. TEAM WHORES!

  16. paula says – reply to this


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    TruthSpeaker, my mom died, idiot. fuck you

  17. paula says – reply to this


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    TruthSpeaker, you are so immature. make comments using my name ("paula").

  18. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


    18

    Sorry taylor. I love you.

  19. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


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    I love Taylor swift. She's so beautiful and talented

  20. dani says – reply to this


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    Pretty sure taylor has the right to be pissed off for someone illegally using her image on a shirt.

  21. Paula says – reply to this


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    my mom was taylor's lesbian lover before she passed. she caught something so be careful…

  22. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


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    my name is "Fred" (lol), but you can call me TruthSpeaker.. I'm in love with taylor. But she doesnt want date me bc she isnt lesbian and I'm so ugly. That's why i hate her

  23. Melikestothink says – reply to this


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    A Taylor Swift Meme.

  24. arron says – reply to this


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    Re: phan12 – ya they do have shit on him it looks just like her and he said it was based off of her so yes he does have to give he a cut of the money and she is not a ho you just a bicth

  25. phan12 says – reply to this


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    arron- I never said she is a ho bc she isnt. I like her

  26. Arron says – reply to this


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    Re: phan12 – sorry i replyed on the wrong one by mistake i ment to reply to the one above you sorry

  27. Stfu says – reply to this


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    Freak the locals…I love those ripoff Chanel shirts and I am sure Madonna doesn't profit from all of those shirts either. Taylor isn't that cute to be so beetchy.

  28. Fred1259 says – reply to this


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    Look at Taylor's mouth and proves my point that she is Queen of Blow Jobs!!!!!!!!!!