I’m sure by now you’ve all heard about Abercrombie & Fitch, and how their CEO Mike Jeffries doesn’t want to clothe anyone who’s above a size 10.. If you haven’t heard about it you can see the story here.
I wanted to share my thoughts…I’m one of the fatties that Mike Jeffries doesn’t want buying A&F clothing. While most people are slamming and boycotting the clothing line now, I’ll be honest and say, I’m not. I’d still buy my daughter clothes there because she fits in them. Do I fit in them? Nope, not a shot in hell, but I can’t fault the company, the CEO, the clothing line for only wanting to fit certain sizes. They don’t have my size, I simply won’t shop for myself there.
It’s like slamming Lane Bryant or Torrid for not having smaller sizes. They only cater to ‘plus sizes’ so should the size 10 and under throw a fit because they can’t buy clothes there? Of course not. There’s no rule that says every store has to carry all sizes, there’s no law in place. If a company wishes to only cater to certain people, certain sizes that’s up to them. Its your choice as a consumer not to shop there.
Discrimination? Far from it. They’re not saying you CAN’T shop there, you can go in and buy accessories, you can go in and TRY to fit into their clothes, they’re not banning you from the store.
Sure, some of the things he said, obviously he’s a douche bag, you can tell that just by his statements, I’m not condoning his words in any way, but its his choice as the owner of the company to do what he wants with it. If he REFUSED money from ‘fat people’ REFUSED their entrance into any of the stores that would be one thing, but he’s just not accommodating sizes larger than a size 10, what harm is there in that? I personally don’t see it, and I’m no where near a size 10 or below.
Unfortunately, this society has become too politically correct, they’ve become to accommodating. Sometimes you can’t have everything you want. If you’re that upset over A&F not carrying anything larger than a size 10, and you want to shop there SOOOO bad you need to sign a petition over it, then maybe you need to get yourself down to that size. For me, not my style of clothing, so I really don’t care what size they carried.
Parents upset saying we’re supposed to be teaching our children to love themselves, yes we are. I have two girls, body image and media wreck that I know. Mike Jeffries comments are distasteful yes, however, what *I* teach my children dictates things, not a clothing store, the CEO of clothing store. If anything my personal belief is that teaching your children everyone deserves the same as everyone else is the wrong way. And Honestly, he looks like hell, he’s definitely not one of the ‘beautiful people’.
What are your thoughts?
May 9, 2013 – 5:11 PM - | Posted in daily life | 1 Comment »