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Taylor Swift Donates to Black In Fashion Council After Backlash From 'Folklore' Rip-Off Claims

Black designers just want credit for their work, so they’re making sure the industry holds those who rip them off accountable. In regards to her forthcoming album, singer Taylor Swift received major backlash this week from Black-owned brand The Folklore — a website for up and coming designers from Africa — and founder Amira Rasool who accused Swift of ripping off the brand’s logo for her album’s merchandise, Business Insider reports . InStyle reports that after a friend of hers pointed out the brand’s logo on Swift’s merchandise, Rasool feared her plans to highlight “The Folklore” logo — for her upcoming in-house line — would be ruined as consumers may assume she’s copying off of the singer’s line. “Initially I was so shocked,” she told InStyle . “I’d heard of so many different Black women in particular who had been ripped off by large corporations by celebrities. And I just couldn’t believe that it was happening to me.” Rasool took to social media to call more attention to her...

Jul 31, 2020