A rabid group of TAYLOR SWIFT fans who call themselves "The Swifties" convinced Abercrombie & Fitch to stop selling a T-shirt that mocked Taylor's habit of going from boyfriend to boyfriend.

And the T-shirt wasn't even that bad: It read, quote, "#More boyfriends than T.S."

But the Swifties were having none of it so they launched an online petition asking Abercrombie & Fitch to, quote, "Take it Away . . . Because it's hurtful to Taylor Swift and Swifties everywhere!"

Abercrombie didn't want to mess with the mighty power of the Swifties. According to reports, they PULLED the shirt from its collection after only 95 people had signed it. As of last night, it was up to 117 signatures.

Here's another reason they probably caved. Fans started calling the public relations phone line to whine about the shirt.

The company had to change the greeting to, quote, "Thank you for calling Abercrombie & Fitch public relations. If you are calling regarding the Taylor Swift T-shirt, please note this is no longer available."

Abercrombie even kissed-up to Taylor's fans by putting out this Tweet, "Hey #Swifties, we no longer sell the T-shirt. We (love) Taylor's music and think she's awesome!"