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A&F? No thanks!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

One of the blogs I read regularly is "Weighty Matters: Musings of an Obesity Medicine Doc and Certifiably Cynical Realist" by Yoni Freedhoff, and his post today was about the exclusionary practices of Abercrombie & Fitch:

www.weightymatters.ca/20
13/05/not-that-ive-ever-sh
opped-at.html


I've never bought anything at A&F, and though I'm at a size now where I could, I definitely will not as long as the CEO has the kind of attitude quoted in this article (from a link in the blog):

elitedaily.com/news/worl
d/abercrombie-fitch-ceo-ex
plains-why-he-hates-fat-chicks/


A&F? No thank you!

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PAG2809 5/11/2013 9:47AM

    This is just the latest - not that long ago they were selling t-shirts with racist messages. Tone deaf!

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GAYEMC 5/9/2013 5:42PM

    I was disgusted when they came out with little girl thongs. It's amazing where some people will shop.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 5/9/2013 3:45PM

    While his comments are obviously blantently offensive they don't even make sense from a business perspective. Two thirds of the country are overweight/obese or more. So he has automatically restricted his customer base to 33% of the population?

Is A&F publicly traded? He's ontrack to make his company irrelevant.

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SANDBBAR 5/8/2013 4:58PM

    I too wonder how Mr. Jeffries can get away with saying stuff like this...but maybe he can't. The way people are reacting to this on Facebook and all, he's lucky if there's a company left to be CEO to.

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/8/2013 4:02PM

    If that's truly the way he thinks and what he promotes to management and employees in his store (and the kind of illegal hiring practices the company engages in), you have to wonder how they can remain in business. It's flat out wrong. Makes me so angry!

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LISAINMS 5/8/2013 3:42PM

    Wow. How does the CEO of a large public company get away with saying stupid $hit like that? I'd like to add that Mr Jeffries is not a hottie. He should check himself before making such an issue of fat chicks.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/8/2013 2:25PM

    Well, they just recently came to my area of California. I have never shopped there. Now I never will. Even when I can comfortably fit into their clothes. Guess I'm just not willing to be one of the "in crowd". Frankly I'm thankful I don't. I'd rather be an individual.

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 5/8/2013 1:14PM

    I absolutely agree!!

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MARGARITTM 5/8/2013 12:32PM

    I'm with you!

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KA_JUN 5/8/2013 12:16PM

    I agree, this is the type of company Abercrombie and Fitch is.

http://www.naacpldf.org/
case-issue/abercrombie-fitch-em
ployment-discrimination

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