As we were floating around on the web, up comes this article from Elite Daily that HAD to be shared. In the Modelling industry, models have enough trouble trying to find work if barely over a size 0. Now here is a CEO of a company we all know and may not love after this, giving us the reason why they do not carry XL or XXL clothing for women. Share as you wish, please spread the word.
This is the Full Article:
Elite Daily: Abercrombie and Fat Chicks
Here are a few quotes out of said article…You be the judge. Our lips are sealed.
1. “He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis said. “He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.’” – via Elite Daily
2. “It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,” he said.
3. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either,” he told Salon.