Mike Jeffries (CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch) can kiss my fat ass as it goes by his store (or more likely website) with my expendable income.
You see, Mr. Jeffries, I (as well as lots and lots of other people) may not be welcome in your store because we are not thin enough or cool enough; but guess what? Those cool thin people you want wearing your clothes – they have lots of friends and relatives – you know, the people who buy presents for cool thin people. I have a nephew who loves your stuff (hopefully “loved” once I get a chance to talk to him this weekend), and who is just your type – he was on Broadway, he toured with a national tour of the same show in the title role.. His loving aunt will not be buying him anything from your store (or website), and she (that’s me) will encourage him and his family to eschew Abercrombie & Fitch as well. Because while sex may sell, hate does not.
I just wish I had known about how you felt about the rest of the world back in 2006 when you originally made your comments. I am sorry that society was not ready in 2006 to admit that your attitude is hateful. But better late than never.
It’s one thing to say “I am not going to sell clothing that fits you”. I have no problem with that. Your store, your choice. It’s another thing to say, “People who look like you are not welcome in my store.” Not okay. Not in 2006, not now, not ever.