Why are we always waiting for something? Waiting for exams to be over, waiting for summer, waiting for Friday…whatever it might be…
And when what you’re waiting for finally comes, the anticipation is over and we don’t care and just wait for something else.
…Okay, so maybe I’m not fat, but I’m certainly not double zero model skinny, either….
As an “average” normal sized girl, I can see why people are hurt by Abercrombie and Fitch refusing to make larger sizes, but I don’t see how this is such an issue? Jeffries (CEO of A&F) isn’t saying you’re ugly if you’re larger…he’s simply stating he doesn’t want to market to that demographic. Furthermore, this quote happened - what - seven years ago? I believe it was back in 2006 or 2007 when he originally said it…why are we just now noticing it?
While A&F is no stranger to controversy, I feel like this is one PR nightmare - hot mess.
Let’s be honest…just because something is in a larger size, doesn’t mean it should be. You can disagree with me, but I’m stating my personal opinion. I personally don’t think a pair of petite low rise shorts would look good on a larger person. Heck, I don’t think an average person with a little junk in the trunk (like myself) would look good in them. Rather than sell larger sizes and have people walking around looking a hot mess, the company simply avoided the situation altogether…the only downside being how the Jeffries said things.
I find it funny how people are protesting this because Jeffries bluntly stated his opinion on his brand, which isn’t all bad, yet when WOMEN’S magazine covers promote being almost 6 feet tall and under 120lbs…no one bats an eyelash. Or how about the over-sexualization of Disney characters? Before the princess from Brave could be the 11th official princess she had to undergo a complete physical transformation…where are the protests and picket signs now?
Wake up, everyone…how many other store refuse to make larger clothes but just aren’t saying so? Alot.
You can protest all you want, but your wallet does the talking for you.
Oh, and one more thing, is the whole donating clothes to the homeless on Skid Row not exploitation as well? The filmmaker who did this donated just to prove a point and clothe “less than desirable” people in A&F clothes rather than because he cared about helping keep people warm.
As of now, stocks are still up for A&F and if anything, this uproar is just bringing in more “big” business.