So, I came across this some time ago, and was rather disgusted by the views expressed by the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch.
This was in an interview in Business Insider. Other, lovely quotes were:
“Abercrombie is only interested in people with washboard stomachs who look like they’re about to jump on a surfboard”
“I don’t want our core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing our clothing.”
This bothers me in so many ways. I guess it’s up to a clothing brand to decide which sizes they want to sell their clothes in, but to actually go out and publicly say that they don’t want larger sized women to wear them… That’s just taking it too far.
It also bugs me, because he’s basically saying that if you’re overweight, you can’t be popular or cool. So they won’t let you wear their clothes. I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure there’s no universal law that says you can’t be popular if you weigh a few pounds too much.
Not only that, but it seems to only be aimed towards women, because the men’s clothing exist in XL and XXL. So I guess larger men can be popular, but not larger women?