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Taylor Swift in China: will she shake off "1989" from her clothing brand?

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 00:55

It remains to be seen if Taylor Swift's clothing line, set to launch in China where references to the year 1989 are banned, will feature her ''T.S. 1989'' slogan. Helena Williams reports.

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She's been named one of the best-dressed women in the world by Vanity Fair, But Taylor Swift may be about to suffer a massive wardrobe malfunction. While her US clothing line carries the slogan 'T.S. 1989' which are her initials and birth year, a source told Reuters that the logo may have to be removed in China, where T.S. 1989 could be interpreted as a reference to the Tiananmen Square massacre - An incident that sparked international outrage when the Chinese government cracked down on pro-democracy protesters, leaving hundreds dead. But two of Swift's representatives said the information was 'incorrect', and China's Ministry of Culture declined to comment. Ahead of the seven-time Grammy winner's merchandise launch in China, it remains to be seen if she'll shake off '1989'.

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Taylor Swift in China: will she shake off "1989" from her clothing brand?

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 00:55