Hey guys! This may not be a fashion, entertainment, or beauty topic in it’s purest form but I AM going to educate you guys on the world that we live in today. Besides, A&F is fashion because clothes so just continue reading 🙂 … thanks!
While surfing on Tumblr, it came to my attention yesterday that Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to sell plus size clothing. Why? Ask CEO Michael Jefferies. He said and I quote, “We hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that.” But that’s not all he said, he also said …”Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either.” Oh and on top of that .. A&F burns unsold clothes instead of giving it to goodwill because it would give the company a bad image if poor people wear their clothes! Seriously? Well that’s too bad Michael Jeffries because I have given my old A&F clothes to goodwill. So I guess your image is ruined now right?
So now, I ask you .. Are you still going to shop at Abercrombie & Fitch or its affiliates like Hollister Co & Gilly Hicks? I’m sure not going to. I was a major fan of A&F, I loved their hoodies & jeans but this prejudice is ridiculous. My friend worked at Hollister Co & met this discriminatory CEO & said he is prejudice in the purest form. Are there stores that don’t sell plus sized clothing? I’m certain there are but they don’t speak negatively about plus size & “unattractive people. ” Jefferies is the LAST person to be talking about UNATTRACTIVE people because he us HIDEOUS! Just google his troll ass! I’m sure A&F will lose some customers over this but definitely not all.