Okay, so anyone who has ever seen these models for this store or have gone into the store they would know that this company caters to the skinny, the young.. they beautiful! I went into one of their stores not long ago, found a cute T shirt for clearance price of $7 so yeah.. I bought it.. but while standing there freezing to death waiting to pay I noticed all of the employees were teenagers except for the manager, all were in tank tops and either low riding jeans or even shorts. I asked the little girl behind the counter “Aren’t you freezing??? It’s 45 outside and I’m standing here shivering to death in my jacket”.. she said “We have to wear clothes like this to work here.. and they make us buy them and we aren’t allowed to wear sweaters or jackets or anything with longer sleeves..”.. now keep in mind she whispered this to me so she wouldn’t be over heard. She also told me that her and another girl working there will go to the storeroom and do jumping jacks and pushups.. anything to get their blood going to help warm them up. I thought to myself “wow.. what kind of a place runs it’s employee’s like this??? and even if I could have been one of those skinny perfect girls in High School would I have wanted to work where I a) had to buy their clothes and not what I wanted but what they told me too and b) had to freeze to death all winter? HELL NO..
Now fast forward a few weeks and this jackass Mike Jeffries come’s out and flat out says he doesn’t want fat or uncool people in his stores. That fat people will never be “cool” or in the “in crowd”.. EXCUSE ME MR. JEFFRIES.. but who.. WHO made you judge and jury on what is a beautiful person? BTW have you looked in a mirror lately???? I can pretty much guarantee you were never ever ever in the “in crowd”.. I’m sure you had to work hard, struggled to get through school and college to work your way up the ladder to get to the position where you are now…So let me ask you this??? How would you feel if you could not have gotten where you are if YOU would have been judged by your looks only??? I’d bet you be throwing a fit that you were discriminated against because of your looks.
At one time I wanted nothing more then to be a size where I could wear the cool clothes.. the “in crowd” clothes.. Victoria’s Secret was out of my reach for most of my life.. I didn’t even dare go into your store before because I already knew you had nothing for me.. NO ONE had to come out and say it to make me feel worse.. it was implied by your ad’s..still.. people shopped there.. making you richer and richer.. but now.. God willing.. the American Public will boycott your store.. as I know I will.. I will not give you another dime of my money because of your stupidity. I may not have spent much there.. but any is better then none. Don’t believe me??? Ask the the owners of the Papaya Stores… I haven’t even stepped back in there in over 3 yrs because of the treatment I received there! It’s time for everyone to realize that WE THE PEOPLE have the power… we don’t have to be sheeple and flock to a store because some Hollywood starlet shops there… We don’t have to be told that we are scum unless we look like this.. or we are a size 4.. whatever.. be who you are.. learn to love yourself in your own skin and damn the rest.. yeah yeah.. I know I know.. “Shannon.. this can’t be you .. you hate yourself”..yeah.. I do.. and it’s because I’ve let people like this get into my head my whole life.. I’m working hard on not doing that anymore.. so I say..
BOYCOTT ABERCROMBIE & FITCH NOW.. START A NEW “IN CROWD” AND LEAVE THEM OUT OF IT!!!
My name is Shannon and I approve this message!