The country pop singer is being accused of using a design for her new album 'Folklore' that resembles a Black business owner's brand logo of the same name! How has the star reacted? Check it out!
The artist Amira Rasool posted on social media on July 24th when the album was released. Rasool actually accuses the 'designer' of Swift's merchandise for the logo design. "I believe the designer of the merch ripped off my company's logo", said the artist in her Instagram post.
Amira Rasool's online boutique The Folklore sells home decor, accessories and clothes from African designers. Four days after Rasool posted her concern on social media Swift's team responded. "Yesterday, we were made aware of a complaint that the specific use of the word 'the' before 'folklore album' on some of the folklore album merchandise was of concern. Absolutely no merchandise using 'the' before the words 'folklore album' has been manufactured or sent out."
While the fonts were different it was the word "the" that caught Rasool's attention. She knows that if you Google her online store the logo comes up so when she saw Swift's merchandise she felt disappointed. "For them -the team, to model Taylor’s merchandise on our logo, especially having seen what our company is about, is especially disheartening to me.”
While Rasool didn't blame Taylor directly she holds her responsible. "This is her team. So it’s up to her to make it right.”
Swift's team also said in the statement issued that all those who already ordered merchandise were notified that they will be receiving their order with the changed logo.
Taylor also responded to Amira personally on her Twitter account. Good to know the girls sort it out!