Taylor Swift Fans in an Epic T-Shirt Battle

The tank top that launched the wrath of several Swifties. The newest target for Taylor Swift's biggest fans? Indie t-shirt company Bad Kids Clothing Company.

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The electronic music themed t-shirt company recently created a tank top that lists the names of men that Swift has been linked with. But what started out as a joke has somehow morphed into a more serious matter. Some of the singer's die hard fans, who call themselves "Swifties," immediately began their attack by sending in an obscene amount of requests for BKC to pull the shirt from their site.

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Andi Cross and Lex Houser, the 26-year-old creators who run BKC, created the tank top as a gift for their friend Matt Doherty (who originally designed it). "[Matt] was going to the Taylor Swift show on July 13 here in New York and reached out to us because he wanted to create a shirt to wear to the concert," Cross told Yahoo! Shine. "He reached out to us because we have a printer in-house and we created the shirt for him."

After creating the tank Thursday, July 11, Cross took posted a photo of her creation on the company's Facebook and Instagram profiles. The next day she and Houser woke to messages on all of their social platforms demanding for the photo to be removed. To capitalize on all the attention, Cross and Houser decided to make the tank top available for the public to purchase for $19.99 on their website. "We're going to keep it up because it's bringing tons of traffic and sales to the site," Cross said.

This isn't the first time Swift's love life was scrutinized on a shirt. Abercrombie & Fitch also released a T-shirt alluding to Swift's many boyfriends. The top, which read "# more boyfriend than t.s.", was removed from shelves after Swift's fans flooded the company's public relations office with complaints and petitioned the garment on Change.org:

"It's just plain hurtful and insulting," wrote one fan on the petition website. "Taylor's private life should remain so. It's unprofessional for such a huge company to insult and poke fun at a celebrity in one of their t-shirts. Besides, none of them knows exactly what goes on in Taylor's private life. She herself said that she's only dated two men in the past two years, which isn't a lot. The media exaggerates Taylor's past relationships A LOT. It's a form of bullying, which should never be encouraged, ESPECIALLY by such a huge company. I'm disgusted and have lost all my respect for Abercrombie and Fitch."

Abercrombie is a mass brand who once featured Taylor Swift in their ad campaigns, and it was perhaps a wise move for A&F to pull the shirts. BKC is small, independently owned brand that does not have to please a wide range of consumers like A&F.

At the same time, the kind of exposure BKC is getting from the backlash could be a boon for a small online retailer.

Cross, who said she had never listened to Swift's music until this debacle, now proclaims her love for it. "I am a certified Swiftie now," she said, laughing.

Both she and Houser maintain that the shirt was created all in good fun and have no intentions of pulling it from their website; even if Swift herself were to call and ask."We are celebrating the fact that [Taylor] has had multiple, attractive boyfriends," Cross said. "If we could, we would tell Swift 'Congrats! You've successfully dated some of the hottest guys in the world.'"

That's not how some Swift fans have interpreted it.

"I'm a Swiftie and I have to admit this shirt did kind of irritate me cause i am a really big fan and when you see a shirt with the names of all of her boyfriends and some other people she hasn't dated at all it seems like you are calling her a slut," wrote one fan.

"We never said that," maintains Houser. "These kids are putting words in our mouths."