Taylor Swift's typo: four more stars who have made similar mistakes with their merchandise

Fans of the 'Me!' singer have received T-shirts with an awkward grammatical error

Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Wango Tango concert in Carson, California, US, on June 1, 2019. Reuters 
Taylor Swift performs at the iHeartRadio Wango Tango concert in Carson, California, US, on June 1, 2019. Reuters 

“Spelling is fun!” Taylor Swift exclaims in her new single, Me!, the first song from her yet-to-be-released album. And to go alongside the release, the singer has produced a range of candy-coloured clothing and accessories inspired by the song.

Ironically for the spelling aficionado, one piece of Swift’s merchandise contained a typo. The limited edition shirt, which is no longer available, reads: “Your’e the only one of you / Baby that’s the fun of you.”

It didn't take fans long to point the error out on Twitter.

Others were surprised by the mistake as they didn't seem to notice until the error was pointed out to them.

Team Swift must have checked its grammar, because some of the shirts didn't include a mistake.

But Taylor Swift is certainly not the first artist to have been caught with mistakes on their merch, here are four more notable blunders made by artists …

1. Cheryl's hoodie

In December 2018, fans of the Love Made Me Do It hitmaker noticed that, like Swift, she had an errant apostrophe on her hoodie, which read: “It was’nt my fault” instead of “wasn’t”.

2. The Chainsmokers' banner

At the American DJ duo's 2017 gig in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2017, the DJ duo ended their set with a sign that missed the mark. The onstage visuals misspelled the city’s name displaying: “Thank You Pittsburg”. Incidentally, Pittsburg is a town in in California, so they could repurpose the banner there.

3. Justin Bieber's shirt

For his 2016 Purpose tour, Bieber sold a T-shirt with a Bible quote containing a spelling error on the back that reads, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is God’s purose that prevails.” The key word "purpose" was missing a "P". The T-shirts were recalled and exchanged for corrected versions.

4. Ariana Grande's off-key colouring

As part of her Sweetener tour merchandise, Grande released a shirt that outraged fans. The patchy, discoloured shirts pushed Grande to respond with an apology on Twitter agreeing with their disappointment including saying: “I’ll approve everything in person from now on. this is trash. my bad.”


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Published: June 9, 2019 04:17 PM


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