Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hypocrisy of the Highest Order

It has recently come to my attention that clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch doesn't want people who are "overweight" to wear their clothing. It is part of their corporate directive to only target "the young and beautiful," not only to wear their clothing, but to shill it as well. 

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries, according to Robin Lewis, co-author of the New Rules of Retail and CEO of the newsletter The Robin Report, "doesn't want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people."

You can read the full article here

My own beautiful niece says she has been approached several times to work in an Abercrombie & Fitch store, and was told that they intentionally recruit attractive people because that's the market they want to wear their clothing. I'd personally hope that she would never accept such an invitation to join the staff of any organization that uses the same hiring standards as the Hitler Youth. 

And I find it the height of irony that someone who claims he only wants his business to appeal to beautiful people looks, himself, like the product of a three-way between Rocky Dennis, Joan Rivers and the albino monk from the DaVinci Code.