The CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch which is a teen clothing store has come out saying the following about the type of people they want shopping at their stores: “We want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that.” along with adding in, “A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong.”
Parents all over the lobe as well as young people are furious over these comments, as they should be. It is more than upsetting to me, as someone who speaks out against bullying and was bullied when I was younger that someone who has so many resources and really has a great platform to make a change decides to make comments that support being exclusive and looking down at others just because they are different.
A company should never take the position of being exclusive, especially towards teens/young adults. If Abercrombie doesn't think some people are cool enough or not worthy enough to shop in their stores, then lets send them a message saying they aren't worthy of our support or money by boycotting their business. Lets make a change and send a message that unlike Mr. Mike Jeffries, we are accepting and loving of those who are different in size, weight and look.
Please take a moment to go to this site and sign a petition. This petition is one for telling A&F to offer clothing options in all sizes. And once you do that, share it on Twitter, Facebook and even e-mail it to friends and family. And until the CEO and the company takes a different stand on this topic, and they offer bigger clothing options, don't shop at their stores. http://www.dosomething.org/petition/abercrombie
Time to make a change,