Skip to comments.Abercrombie & Fitch CEO’s Alleged Comments About ‘Larger Shoppers’ Strikes An Angry Chord With Women
Posted on 05/08/2013 9:05:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Controversial comments about plus-size shoppers made by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch have struck an angry chord with women.
The size chart at the popular clothing store doesnt go past a size 10, and thats exactly how Mike Jeffries wants it.
According to Robin Lewis, the author of the New Rules of Retail, Jeffries said he doesnt want larger people shopping in his store. He wants thin and beautiful people. He doesnt want his core customers to see people who arent as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like theyre one of the cool kids.
In a 2006 interview with Salon magazine, Jeffries admitted his company isnt targeting all shapes and sizes.
He said, A lot of people dont belong (in our clothes), and they cant belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.
CBS2s Kristine Lazar spoke with a number of women who were outraged about Jeffries stance on what is considered beautiful.
Tells (women) that they need to be a certain size in order to appreciate their body and thats not true, said shopper Andrea Haykel.
To be thin is to be cool, thats what I think (hes saying), said Denise Vanleuvan. Thats not okay.
There are full-figured women out there and they shouldnt be judged by this man, said Jessica Nerio.
Erica Ives, a certified eating disorder specialist, said its up to parents to use the publicity surrounding Jeffries quote to open up a dialogue with their teen.
The first thing is do not minimize their experience. But then, yes, you have to focus on the other traits that make people beautiful, she said.
Lazars calls to Abercrombies headquarters were not returned.
what that CEO really wants is little boys....
Now we’re both in trouble.
It’s over there under the bus.
Marilyn Monroe need not apply.
Look around now. Go into a Wal Mart, for example, and take a look around. It seems that at least half the population is grossly FAT these days.
It's even on TV commercials. The characters on TV commercials are 30 or more pounds overweight these days. You just didn't see that kind of thing, just 10 years ago.
We've become a nation of fat dumbasses.
I hope A&F goes out of business... for their semi-pornographic catalogues.
Yes but be sure and sue the bakers who don’t wish to bake a cake for the homosexual wedding. Scream to the rooftops for the homosexuals but those ugly fat people...well, we can’t have THAT.
Do I have that right?
They should have stuck to shotguns.
just beat it...
BBWs can go to Wal Mart no sizes under 10.
Our stores go past size 10 because we like to make money. Strangely enough, young, thin girls don’t have much. :)
I’ve always felt A&F has some of the oogliest damned clothes around. Even if their prices weren’t outrageous, I wouldn’t buy their stuff.
BTW, am I right to guess the CEO is of the “alternative lifestyle”? Because he sure sounds like it from his comments.
Oh and he IS a homosexual...
Looks like he has had an ugly run in with a plastic surgeon, too. Idiot. According to his rules, he best not visit any of the stores.
We always notice how obese people are here when we go to Europe and come back. Europe has some thick people we have obese people. I hate A&F, and their CEO likes boys, but our country has a problem. (Hint: it starts with the processed food and then the food stamps/free food to the lazy.)
Has Michelle Barama seen this?
boo freaking hoo... the lardasses can go shop somewhere else; a business is making a strategic decision and it will live or die by it.
<....”We’ve become a nation of fat dumbasses”...>
Yes indeed, and if you’re “average” or “smaller than”...now you’re the oddball. You get “the look” from those with weight issues whenever in their company.