I among many others, were appalled at reading this article! You can view the article here. My thoughts were, this is exactly why so many younger females turn anorexic, bulimic, or just have a problem with their weight because of stereotyping just like this CEO. So what if a female is not a size 10 who are you to judge who is fat & who isn’t, right? When I read the part that he sells XL & XXL for the Men’s section of clothing for larger athletes, where is the bigger section for Women? Some of us women have larger busts sizes that we need an XL or even a XXL. Not only larger busts, but some women are athletes as well or body builders that require larger clothing. He also states, that his clothing line is for the “cool kids”. So, I guess if we aren’t cool we shouldn’t wear it, what kind of standards are you setting for the younger generation? This is in fact a form of bullying Mike Jeffries! And it will NOT be tolerated by me, nor a lot of people. I wonder how your employees feel about the statements you have made in this article.
You can most certainly dress your kids these days in Kmart, Wal-Mart, Target, or even the Goodwill with more fashion then your clothing line! Best believe your sales will drop with how you constantly put women down because of their weight because women generally are the main shopper in each household!
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Until next time…….
I can honestly say that I, nor my children will wear A&F after this, not that I do now, but my children do.