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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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  • v PAG2809
    This is just the latest - not that long ago they were selling t-shirts with racist messages. Tone deaf!
    1171 days ago
  • v GAYEMC
    I was disgusted when they came out with little girl thongs. It's amazing where some people will shop.
    1173 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    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.
    1173 days ago
  • v SANDBBAR
    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.
    1174 days ago
  • v GETFIT2LIVE
    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!
    1174 days ago
  • v LISAINMS
    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.
    1174 days ago
  • v 4CYNDI
    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.
    1174 days ago
  • v -POLEDANCEGIRL-
    I absolutely agree!!
    1174 days ago
  • v MARGARITTM
    I'm with you!
    1174 days ago
  • v KA_JUN
    I agree, this is the type of company Abercrombie and Fitch is.

    http://www.naacpldf.org/
    case-issue/abercrombie-fitch-em
    ployment-discrimination
    1174 days ago
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