Brenda’s closet. Day 106. Abercrombie & Fitch do not want anyone larger than a size 10 to shop in their stores–and you must be as attractive as their models and sales staff (hired for their size and looks, not skill)!
When asked why he refuses to make clothes for larger women–Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, Michael Jeffries responded:
“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the other no-so-cool kids. 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. That’s why we have 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 want to market to anyone other than that.”
You wonder how your children are going to survive adolescence, middle school, and all the peer pressure already pressing in on them…this should make you very angry. These people market to that very group–already feeling not thin enough, not pretty enough, not rich enough. It’s time to do something. Talk to your kids, talk to other parents. Speak up. Boycott.
The Closet Exchange will not accept or sell any merchandise from this company or any of their affiliates–Hollister and Reuhl No. 925. We are shocked by this entire statement. We do not support bullying in any form. Take a stand.
Pay attention. Talk to your kids. It’s hard to be one. Brenda and Maggie