So recently everyone has been posting/tweeting about a statement made by the CEO of Abercrombie&Fitch that he refuses to make larger sized clothing. Everyone is all up in arms saying that people should boycott them and what a terrible person he is. First let me say this, main stream fashion is all about supporting the status quo, and that means skinny and pretty. My point to everyone is how is A&F any different than say H&M, Zara, Express, Aero, d’Elias, Victoria Secret, Limited, Small boutiques, and even large department stores where the plus sized clothing is pushed to the back? The only difference is he has openly stated his beliefs and been honest about what their demographic is. Lets face it, have you ever been to an A&E and seen an “ugly” person? A&E to me is a juniors store, not an adult clothing brand, and I think as a society if this bothers us then let us rally against models, the status quo, and social media that dictates to us that we need all look like Giesle Bundchen.
I’m not saying he’s right but I think we all need to take a step back and realize that obesity is an epidemic and maybe if we weren’t so fat it wouldn’t be a problem. And before you get all worked up let me give you my stats, 5’9, 204 lbs, and not a classic beauty so simmer down. If you don’t agree with his statement then don’t shop there, I don’t because clearly i’m not their target customer. I personally give him credit for making a statement and standing by it.
How do you feel?