Bosses at American retailer Abercrombie & Fitch have halted production of a T-shirt poking fun at Taylor Swift following backlash from the pop star's fans.

The Love Story hitmaker has been endlessly teased about her relationship issues in the media following a string of failed romances with the likes of John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and Harry Styles, and, in a reference to her busy dating life, designers at the clothing chain created a top featuring the phrase, "more boyfriends than t.s.".

The singer's outraged followers jumped to Swift's defence and launched a petition on, insisting the shirt's message was inappropriate, and now A&F bosses have pulled the item from their stores.

A post on the brand's account reads, "Hey swifties, we no longer sell the tshirt. We... (love) Taylor's music and think she's awesome!"