There are rumors swirling the internet that Taylor Swift stole her Folklore logo. According to Amira Rasool, Taylor took her logo idea from her Black-owned business called The Folklore.
On Instagram, she wrote, “This morning, it came to my attention that musician #TaylorSwift is selling merchandise to go along with her new album ‘Folklore’. She is currently selling merchandise with the words ‘The Folklore’ printed on them. Based on the similarities of the design, I believe the designer of the merch ripped off my company’s logo.”
“I am sharing my story to bring light to the trend of large companies/celebrities copying the work of small minority-owned business owners. I am not going to let this blatant theft go unchecked.”
Per Good Morning America, Taylor’s team responded to the accusations in a statement. It read, “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.”
“In good faith, we honored her request and immediately notified everyone who had ordered merchandise with the word ‘the’ preceding ‘folklore album’ that they will now receive their order with the design change.”
Since Swift’s team fixed the problem, Amira Rasool posted an update on her page. She wrote, “Thank you for everyone’s support, I have read all of your messages and I truly appreciate them. Taylor Swift’s team took a great first step by removing ‘the’ from all of the merchandise. We are in conversation with her team about the necessary next steps to make this situation right.”