Can Abercrombie And Fitch Please Stop Being So Annoying?
The gigantic clothing empire has been known for taking heat for catering their clothing specifically to “skinny” and “good-looking” people but just recently a statement has been released by a former employee talking about how she felt pressure to maintain a certain size. She wrote:
“I squeezed myself into the second-largest A&F women’s size available — and 8 — and dieted to stay that size. It terrified me to know that if I gained weight and sized out their women’s clothes, I’d have to wear ill-fitting men’s T-Shirts and sweatshirts to work every day, as I’d seen other ‘large’ women do.”
I think the controversial retail store could learn a few lessons from me, don’t cha think?
In an interview with Salon, CEO Michael Jefferies talked about his his goal by stating “It’s almost everything. That’s why 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,”
If that statement doesn’t make you stop shopping at A&F, I don’t know what will. Also, I don’t think Jefferies would hire himself. I mean, have you seen the guy? Bottom line, this guy is an asshole and his company should seriously consider a re-brand.