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Abercrombie & Fitch face legal action for only employing 'good looking' staff (France)
Daily Mail ^ | July 25, 2013 | Peter Allen

Posted on 07/25/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi

American fashion giant Abercrombie & Fitch is under investigation for only employing good looking sales staff at its flagship store in Paris.

Some of the best looking sales assistants in the French capital end up on staff at the shop, which is on the Champs Elysee. Many are so stunning that they often parade topless, inside the store or on the pavement outside.

But now the ‘Defender of Rights’ – an independent watchdog which aims to protect ordinary people from discrimination – says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too.

‘Defender of Rights’ has now launched an independent probe which, if their case is proved, could see legal action taken against Abercrombie and Fitch.

Spokesman Dominique Baudis said that solely employing handsome people not only discriminates against the aesthetically-challenged, but sent out the wrong message to those buying Abercrombie & Fitch’s products.

‘While essential and decisive professional requirements can justify taking physical appearance into account when recruiting models, it is different for sales positions,’ said Mr Baudis.

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1 posted on 07/25/2013 10:24:15 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Guess the muzzies are mad they didn’t get jobs there lol...


2 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by Deathtomarxists (hillary's cankles smiled at me)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Didn't A&F have a similar problem in the USA a few years ago, when it was claimed their catalog did not feature enough minorities?

As for this current issue, how could government possibly prohibit "looks discrimination"? Are they going to require that Victoria's Secret hire fat women and men to model their clothes?
3 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:51 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too.”

...did the UFP Association complain?


4 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:53 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I’ve got some shopping to do...


5 posted on 07/25/2013 10:28:55 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: Deathtomarxists

I suspect they’re the ones behind the action.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 10:29:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: henkster

Damn, I just got back from Paris, and didn’t stop by.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 10:29:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

TTIWWP


8 posted on 07/25/2013 10:30:14 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Never mind. The “topless” salespeople are guys.


9 posted on 07/25/2013 10:32:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

As for this current issue, how could government possibly prohibit “looks discrimination”? Are they going to require that Victoria’s Secret hire fat women and men to model their clothes?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Good points. And what about Hooters? Will the be forced to hire fat ugly chicks?

As an aside - I do remember a story about a Hooters waitress that had some serious surgery. She lost her hair and and her looks and stuff like that. Hooters wouldn’t hire her back.

She sued. She lost.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:33:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Talk about a buzzkill.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 10:34:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

feminism was established to provide ugly women easier access to the mainstream of society.


12 posted on 07/25/2013 10:35:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’? There isn’t any, so the law has to keep its hands off.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: I want the USA back
What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’?

To paraphrase Justice Potter Stewart, "I can't define ugly, but I know it when I see it."

14 posted on 07/25/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: I want the USA back
"What’s the legal definition of ‘ugly’ and ‘good looking’? There isn’t any, so the law has to keep its hands off."

Good point.
15 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:20 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Sigh. This is how they ruined stewardesses too.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:21 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
LOL! I remember A&F from the days when it was a true upscale outdoors clothing and hunting equipment supplier. Very upscale. It even offered complete safari hunting packages to include guns, ammo, guides, and formal dining tent with linen table cloth and silver service. Its gun library was absolutely eye-poping. The only “gun store” I had ever seen where the all customers wore suits and ties. Wandered into one a few years back (it had been a while). Surprise! Definitely not your daddy's A&F.
17 posted on 07/25/2013 10:48:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I work for a company with many retail outlets, as well as a large call center staff. (and I'm in a small outpost of engineering, so I don't count).

Anyway, we occasionally have company outings and such. It is amazing the difference in look between the sales people and call center people. The sales folks are almost all twenty-something reasonably to very attractive people. The call center folks are generally homely or fat to approaching morbidly obese. The sales folks dress to the nines, and wear their clothes well. The call center folks frankly look like slobs.

Not sure if my company hires for looks, but it sure seems that you are good looking, you can get a job in sales. If you are not, you get shunted to the call center.

18 posted on 07/25/2013 10:50:37 AM PDT by Pappy Smear
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I never went to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few...


19 posted on 07/25/2013 10:52:39 AM PDT by henkster (The 0bama regime isn't a train wreck, it's a B 17 raid on the rail yard.)
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To: PapaBear3625
As part of a lawsuit, the "Rule Book" for Abercrombie's CEO's private jet were released, among them:
The four models or actors who work as cabin attendants must never respond to Matthew (the CEO) or Michael (his Partner, and I don't mean as in business) , as the manual refers to Jeffries and Smith, by saying anything but a friendly "no problem." Phrases like "sure" or "just a minute" are not permitted.

Crew members are provided with a specific uniform by Abercrombie & Fitch: jeans, boxer briefs, polo shirts and flip flops. When it is 50 degrees or colder outside, all crew members are required to wear winter coats. The jacket should be zipped up to the "forth button from the bottom," the manual specifies. "The lowest button should be left undone," it says.

Hats, meanwhile, are against the rules unless the temperature is below 40 degrees. When they are worn, brims must be two-inches thick and pulled down "approximately in the middle of the forehead."

Male staff (yes, only males) should "spritz" their uniforms with Abercrombie & Fitch #41 cologne "throughout the duration of the shift."


20 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:33 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Disney discovered this when they tried to make their employees at EuroDisney shave and take a shower.

Violation of Human Rights in l’Republique Francaise.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 11:04:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PowderMonkey

Good views of the old A&F in the 1964 movie Man's Favorite Sport?

And Paula Prentiss is smoking hot too.

22 posted on 07/25/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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To: pepsi_junkie

I remember hot Braniff and Continental stewardesses.
None topless though. Remember ‘Fly me’?


23 posted on 07/25/2013 11:08:12 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

“The jacket should be zipped up to the “forth button from the bottom,” the manual specifies. “The lowest button should be left undone,” it says.” -——————————

What a laugh. So “sophisticated” and the morons don’t know the difference between “fourth” and “forth.” Too damn cheap to hire a proof reader for their crap.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 11:08:38 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: a fool in paradise
feminism was established to provide ugly women easier access to the mainstream of society.

And sex, too?

25 posted on 07/25/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: gemoftheocean

They should be criticized for giving away catalogs that should be labeled “Adult”


26 posted on 07/25/2013 11:12:13 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

A few years ago our “human resources” person, a very short, obese, black women called a meeting and said we need to hire fewer very young, very attractive female associates. We also need to hire more blacks. (there are only about 6 blacks in the County) and most of them are retired.

Cumberland County, TN...i am too old & stupid to post the chart from the last census.

I guess we could bus them in ??????????


27 posted on 07/25/2013 11:16:29 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: GATOR NAVY
Now that's the A&F I remember. Hmmm...Paula Prentiss...(sigh).
28 posted on 07/25/2013 11:17:47 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Steve_Seattle

They also had problems with putting sexually mature phrases on their little girl panties.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 11:22:53 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: henkster

“I never went to bed with an ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few...”

So you “went home at 2 with a 10, and woke up at 10 with a 2?”


30 posted on 07/25/2013 11:25:30 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The “fairness doctrine” people have gone over the edge.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 11:30:53 AM PDT by WVNan
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To: henkster

This is why A and F should just go away. This was from their CEO

“We go after the cool kids,” he was quoted as saying, in reference to his company’s target demographic. “A lot of people don’t belong, and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

It may be cool and make people feel better about themselves to pick on “fat” and/or “ugly” people, but it’s still discrimination and wrong.


32 posted on 07/25/2013 11:37:46 AM PDT by esparhawk
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To: PowderMonkey
I remember the old A&F well and fondly, too.

I bought some shirts there once... very well made, quality cloth, traditional fit.

I wore them for nearly 10 years, and they still looked very good.

Now, it's all about extremely overpriced crap clothing sold to teenagers, who flock to buy it so long as it has the moose logo on it. A&F is the moose, right?

33 posted on 07/25/2013 11:38:18 AM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: TontoKowalski

Yup. The bull moose logo is theirs. I had to laugh when A&F introduced its “pre-worn” line of “outdoor” clothing. Kids paying $25 for a pre-faded and tattered baseball cap for that true outdoors adventurer look. They couldn’t tell the difference between a wet or dry fly, but they had “the look.”


34 posted on 07/25/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

no pics ???


35 posted on 07/25/2013 11:56:55 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“Many are so stunning that they often parade topless, inside the store or on the pavement outside.”

I demand equal representation of stunningly beautiful topless female sales assistants!


36 posted on 07/25/2013 11:57:56 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: TontoKowalski

When we walk by and A&F store in the mall I tell my 7 year old son that A&F is for girls and homo’s.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 12:01:49 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

This is what happens when Gertrude Clydesdale is turned away.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 12:05:26 PM PDT by Octar
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To: I want the USA back

Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but ugly is pretty generally agreed upon.


39 posted on 07/25/2013 12:07:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Pappy Smear
"Not sure if my company hires for looks, but it sure seems that you are good looking, you can get a job in sales. If you are not, you get shunted to the call center."

Sales is very much about image, so of course they are going to try to hire attractive people for the sales floor.
40 posted on 07/25/2013 12:07:51 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

From the pictures I’d say they’re discriminating against heterosexual men.


41 posted on 07/25/2013 12:17:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Ouderkirk
"When we walk by and A&F store in the mall I tell my 7 year old son that A&F is for girls and homo’s."

You're not kidding. That's the target audience for most of the displays you see in A&F in the malls. Immense pictures like this:


42 posted on 07/25/2013 1:02:29 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
"says that ugly, fat people should be allowed a job too"

They're trying to copy the Democrat prototype "government employee".

43 posted on 07/25/2013 1:07:44 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Pappy Smear
Not sure if my company hires for looks, but it sure seems that you are good looking, you can get a job in sales. If you are not, you get shunted to the call center.

The pharmaceutical sales reps I've seen have generally been very good looking.

I would imagine that spectacularly attractive women could make a good career as DC lobbyists, "selling" legislation.

44 posted on 07/25/2013 3:12:47 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: GATOR NAVY

“Man’s Favorite Sport”? I remember that Ann-Margret sang a song with that title. Was it the theme song for this movie? Almost had to have been.


45 posted on 07/25/2013 6:43:29 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: fidelis

They are not marketing their products to men. It is aimed at teenage girls and homosexuals, not even women.

My wife knows not to bring home anything for myself or my kids with an A&F label on it. That applies to Hollister too.

Even American Eagle Outfitters is slowly drifting to the A&F mode.


46 posted on 07/25/2013 6:54:38 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: OldPossum

Could be, it’s been a while since I’ve seen the movie. I know the theme was written by Henry Mancini.


47 posted on 07/26/2013 11:35:57 AM PDT by GATOR NAVY
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