The Real Problem with Abercrombie & Fitch—How Jeffries’ Message Hurts Us ALL

This writer usually blogs about writing and things related to publishing. But here she takes a moment of her time to take on Abercrombie & Fitch, and I’m glad she did. Her post is a magnificent summary of what is wrong with A&F and with their attitude that being skinny and having expensive clothes equal being cool and worthwhile.

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I wasn’t going to blog at all this week. Have been taking a break and refueling. But when I came in from being away for a week, one of the first articles I saw was regarding Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries’ “marketing campaign” for the preppy clothing line (quoted in the meme above).

Jeffries isbeing hailed by some marketing experts as a brilliant visionary, but I wonder how he would be perceived if he was excluding people of color or sexual orientation. What would people think if he only wanted “white kids” or “straight people” wearing his clothing line?

Don’t get me wrong, A&F has the right to define their demographic, but we as consumers have a right not to buy clothes from such an uncreative designer that has such a warped vision of beauty and a skewed sense that Skinny=Popular & Cool. Even Perez Hilton weighed…

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