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Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Explains Why He Hates Fat Chicks

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Anyone who’s been to Abercrombie & Fitch in the last few years has probably noticed that they don’t carry XL or XXL sizes of women’s clothing because they don’t want overweight women wearing their brand.

According to this popular teen clothing retailer, fat chicks will just never be a part of the “in” crowd.

They take a big risk with this tactic because two of Abercrombie’s biggest competitors, H&M and American Eagle, both offer XXL sizes for men and women.


Mike Jeffries:

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“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, 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. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either,” he told Salon.



I'm honestly "whatever" about this because owning A&C isn't a necessity, but I find it interesting he would take this stance considering....

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Plastic surgery and botox much?


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bsramzy
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that second pic is gonna give me nightmares


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lsufanintexas
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I agree with him.

Should be survival of the fittest. The best and brightest should always get ahead in order to move society and the human race forward.

Plus I don't like fat people.


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OMLandshark
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I'm about to start buying more A&F clothing to support this great man. More high profile brands need to follow this man's example.


Tayday
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It's a free country, he can market to whoever the frick he wants.


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I used to work for Abercrombie and Hollister, and you have no idea.

You could tell them you want to bomb the planet, but if you're cute, they will hire you. You could be the best employee ever.. but if you're ugly, they won't hire you.

We kept the smallest sized jeans at the bottom and as the sizers got larger, the pants went higher. If you needed the largest size (size 9), you had to find a worker to literally bring a ladder out and get it down for you.

Horrible

Dude is being a bit ballsy saying this shite right now IMO. When I worked there, the company was in it's prime. It never had a single sale. Only clearance items from the previous season. NO sales. Even on Black Friday.
Now, the place has sales all the time and it is no longer ranked as highly as it used to be.

That said, I think Abercrombie and HCO did as well as they did when they were big for this very reason..
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sicboy
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Just waiting for the lawsuit. You know it's coming.


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Don't care. It's his business to run.

Maybe he will inspire some homely, unkepmt fatty to lose weight so she can buy a grossly overpriced walking billboard.


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Ignignot
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We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends


uhhh cool kids aren't necessarily that nice


UltimateHog
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I don't blame him.


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Ignignot
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Don't care. It's his business to run. Maybe he will inspire some homely, unkepmt fatty to lose weight so she can buy a grossly overpriced walking billboard.


agreed, the day businesses start losing their right to do this is the day that communism and the entitlement regime win a major battle


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Just waiting for the lawsuit. You know it's coming.


What is the legal claim?


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Cajun Revolution
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AF is like cheap Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers knock off. F that guy.


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I don't fault the guy for going for a certain market. The young socially popular group he wants is going to like the fact that he wants popular people.

His problem is this: Ugly doesn't always mean fat. There are some girls who are socially awkward, have nappy hair, or jacked up teeth, etc, but wear a size 2.


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AF is like cheap Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers knock off. F that guy.

Huh? Those clothes are retarded expensive. Just as expensive as those you listed and nothing like them.


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