Wow, Taylor Swift truly is the queen of meme-ing herself. She clearly knew exactly what she was doing with that “I am calm!” line in her “ME!” music video and now she’s gotten herself into the perfect predicament for the entire internet to roast her for the “Spelling is fun!” line.
Taylor rolled out a whole new line of merchandise in coordination with her new single and new #aesthetic several weeks ago when she first dropped “ME!” and it’s only just now that her fans are noticing something a little off with their purchases—there’s a typo on one of the shirts.
Twitter user “April” posted about the mistake Wednesday after owning and wearing the shirt for almost a month.
EXCUSE ME! I’ve had this shirt for nearly a month and you’re telling me it’s had a typo THIS WHOLE TIME!! pic.twitter.com/8P9p6BPMuV
— April 🦋 (@SavvyStardust) June 5, 2019
The print (which is one of the limited edition styles offered for only 24 hours after the song dropped) features the lyric “You’re the only one of you / Baby that’s the fun of you,” but instead of “you’re,” it says “your’e.” We see people use the wrong “your” constantly, but this is next level. Leave it to Taylor.
April’s discovery prompted a bunch of other fans to check their own merch and report back. From the sampling of responses, it looks like the mistake is more prominent on the full-length version of the shirt while most (though not all) of the cropped versions have the correct spelling.
GIRL. SAME. Your post made me check my shirt! 😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/wbHZWQYCtz
— (ME!)allory (@brbieondabrdwlk) June 5, 2019
OMFG. Everyone with a typo on their pink ME! Shirt is going to a secret session. 😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹 pic.twitter.com/T4Sl2AkSUA
— ᴄʜʀɪꜱᴛᴀ 💞s Taylor ᵁⁿᶠᵒʳᵉˢᵉᵉᵃᵇˡᵉ ᶠᵃᶜᵗᵒʳ (@caticornsRreal) June 6, 2019
Your post just made me check mine… been wearing it for a month and never noticed 😂 pic.twitter.com/pvhwB3JAZI
— Kim Hanlon (@_kimhanlon) June 6, 2019
Omfg 😭😭😭 no wonder Taylor took the spelling is fun part off the radio version… the shame! pic.twitter.com/cFNsq48gw9
— issy (@baddyswift) June 5, 2019
Mine is crop and it’s wrong 😭
— Rochelle (@Aca_Acesome) June 5, 2019
While some fans were annoyed that they had paid good money for a misprinted shirt, others were putting on their tinfoil hats to figure out what sort of convoluted Taylor Easter egg this was. One fan thought it might be a reference to Brandon Urie (Urie, “Your-ee,” get it?) who features on the song. Others suggested the typo might mean they were the chosen fans who would get to attend Taylor’s next Secret Session. Another common theory was that the shirt itself is a manifestation of the lyric “you’re the only one of you” since the typo makes the shirt unique (which only works if only one shirt had the misspelling but whatever).
Taylor hasn’t responded to the revelation but the consensus among fans seems to be that the typo is a quirky and unique addition to their already exclusive merch.