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‘Offensive’ Swift t-shirts withdrawn

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T-shirts were ‘offensive’ to Taylor Swift

Abercrombie and Fitch have been forced to withdraw a line of Taylor Swift-related t-shirts after thousands of complaints.

The brand has now pulled the items of clothing, which referred to Taylor’s love life, following a backlash from fans of the popstar.

The t-shirts featured the slogan “#More boyfriends than T.S.”

A Change.org petition was launched, urging the high street chain to stop selling the t-shirts because they were “offensive to Taylor Swift and Swifties everywhere!”

Abercrombie has since responded, tweeting from their official Twitter account:

“Hey #swifties we no longer sell the T-shirt. We <3 Taylor’s music and think she’s awesome!”

They have also apparently added the following recorded message to their public relations phone line:

“Thank you for calling Abercrombie and Fitch public relations. If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note that this is no longer available.”

Taylor recently dated One Direction singer, Harry Styles. She’s also been linked with Jake Gyllenhaal, John Meyer and Taylor Lautner.

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One Direction set US chart record

One Direction are taking the US by storm

One Direction have become the first British group in history to debut at Number 1 in the US album chart.

The band, who made it big after appearing on the X Factor in 2010, went straight to the top of the Billboard Chart with their record, Up All Night, which sold a massive 176,000 copies in its first week of release.

The previous highest entry for a UK group’s first album was Number 6, when the Spice Girls released their album, Spice in the US back in 1997.

Band member Harry Styles told the BBC that achieving a Number 1 was a “dream come true”, saying:

“We simply cannot believe that we are number one in America. We want to thank each and every one of our fans in the US who bought our album and we would also like to thank the American public for being so supportive of us.”

Niall, Harry, Zayn, Liam and Louis stormed the States recently, following a country-wide promotional tour which saw them support boyband Big Time Rush on tour and appear on the Today Show.

It was also confirmed this week that the band are set to star in their own television show, which will be broadcast on children’s channel, Nickelodeon.

The Simon Cowell-managed band are not the only UK group currently enjoying success in the States; The Wanted recently became the highest charting British boyband in the US singles chart, after reaching Number 5 with their hit, Glad You Came.

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Harry Styles confirms split from Flack

15-year age difference

Harry Styles has confirmed that he and girlfriend, television host Caroline Flack, have split after three months together.

The 17-year-old addressed rumours that he had dumped his 32-year-old other half, posting on his Twitter account:

“Please know I didn’t ‘dump’ Caroline. This was a mutual decision. She is one of the kindest, sweetest people I know. Please respect that.”

According to reports, the couple, who caused controversy because of their 15-year age difference, decided to end things so Styles could concentrate on launching his career in the US with band One Direction.

A source told The Mirror:

“He’s going off to America in a couple of days and he wants to be able to commit fully to making the band a success in the States.

“They’ll be back for the BRITs, but all in all they’ll be away for two months. It’s a long time to be apart especially with so much going on.”

Harry found fame on 2010′s series of the X Factor, with boyband One Direction. He and Caroline – who presented spin-off show the Xtra Factor – are said to have met when he performed on the reality show last year.

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