As you may recall from last week’s article on 5 questionable quotes from Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries, there has been considerable controversy surrounding this company. From the graphic advertisements, to child thongs, to shirtless in-store models, A&F seems to have a penchant for the extreme. Recent backlash has targeted Abercrombie’s discriminatory sizing policy: the store doesn’t sell XL or XXL women’s shirts, and women’s pants only go up to a size 10. See the issue here?
Mike Jeffries has been quoted as saying, “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.” “Cool” and “good-looking” apparently mean no larger than a size 10, something we, and Ellen Degeneres, find ridiculous. Hilarious and timely as always, Ellen responded to Abercrombie & Fitch’s sizing policy in a recent episode – take a look!
Beauty is not in your waistline or your bust size or your haircut or any other physical attribute. Too cliché? Whatever. It’s the truth, and that never gets old.
Do you shop at Abercrombie & Fitch? What do you think about their sizing policy, or about any of the other controversies surrounding the company? Let us know!