Welp, this isn’t new!
After offending hordes of customers for only offering small sizes in an effort to cater to "cool, good-looking people", Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire once again!
Slimane Laoufi, a member of France's human right watchdog group Defender of Rights, has launched an official investigation into Aber's unfair hiring practices after noticing the Champs-Elysees flagship store for only employing good looking people.
In a statement about the investigation, a rep for the group explained that Abercrombie & Fitch seems:
Abercrombie & Fitch just keeps digging a grave for itself!
Just as people were starting to forget about the whole no-plus-sizes fiasco, the retailer has made sure it's back in the news again!
This time the brand has managed to offend one of the largest, most powerful fandoms in the world — Taylor Swift's stanbase!
After producing a t-shirt with "#more boyfriends than t.s." (RUDE!!!) emblazoned across the front, A&F corporate headquarters received SO MANY complaints they
Annoyed and/or enraged by Abercrombie & Fitch's pathetically sizeist, exclusionary practices AND the CEO's non-apology?
Well, THIS will put a smile back on your face!
Ellen DeGeneres HIGHlariously takes Mike Jeffries to task for his abhorrent remarks regarding plus-sized people who aren't "cool" enough to wear anything with the moose logo.
Watch the clip (above) to hear what Ellen has to say about A&F's marketing tactics!
Oh, Ellen, you're the BESTEST!
What do you do when that stupid thing you said gets circulated all over the Internet?
Release a (sort of) apology statement!
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries' remarks about not wanting overweight people to wear his company's clothes have gone viral, and prompted a young man to rebrand the retailer by donating thrifted Abercrombie duds to homeless people.
Even Kirstie Alley spoke up about it!
Naturally, the PR firm that represents the brand had to come up with an attempt at damage control –and here it is!
Abercrombie & Fitch just lost three more customers!
Kirstie Alley is giving CEO Mike Jeffries a piece of her mind after hearing he doesn't want fat people wearing A&F's clothes.
The actress said:
"Abercrombie clothes are for people who are cool and look a certain way and are beautiful and are thin' and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie… I’ve got two kids in that bracket, but they will never walk in those doors because of his view of people — forget women, his view of just people."
You go, girl!
We're sure your 18 and 20-year-old's money will be better spent at inclusive retailers anyway!
[Image via WENN.]