Saniyeler içinde #a&f, #homeless ve #abercrombie ile etiketli gönderileri paylaş.Kaydol
The following stores are affiliated with Abercrombie & Fitch:
- Gilly Hicks
The following stores are not affiliated with Abercrombie & Fitch:
- Hot Topic
- American Eagle
- Anything not on previous list
So stop being stupid and saying we should boycott stores that are not at all related to the Abercrombie & Fitch controversy because of the Abercrombie & Fitch controversy.
Storytime about abercombie & fitch!
Back in 2010, when i was a senior in high school, it was common to go to the mall on Friday nights. I would like to post a basic picture of how I dress usually, because for the most part, my style of dress hasn’t changed since 2010.
Two examples ^
I remember I was standing near abercombie & fitch and they had these two cushioned chairs for customers to sit in. I recall an older man had been sitting there for about 20 minutes or so on this day while we (my friends and I) stood and talked before he got up and left. Then my two friends told me they wanted to used the bathroom before we left (if memory serves me, we were heading out to catch a movie.) I decided to hang back and wait so I decided to take a seat on one of the cushioned chairs at the entrance of A&F. I know I was dressed kind of wild and silly, but it’s not like I would be in the way if I was sitting down.
It took 30 seconds. 30 seconds of me sitting on my phone and checking texts before one of the workers came up to me and said, “You can’t sit there.” So I looked up and was honestly really confused so I’d mentioned that, “But there was another guy sitting here a little while ago. I’m just waiting for my friends in the bathroom of the food court.” She then blatantly lied to me and said, “We told him to leave too.” I was pissed so I fought back and said, “Um. No. I was standing with my friends right in by the front of your store for about 20 minutes and he sat without anyone bothering him before he chose to get up and leave without a word from you or anyone else.”
But she continued to lie, insisting that I was making things up. Needless to say, after what’s been going on with abercombie & fitch lately, I think it makes sense now why they didn’t want me sitting in front of their store. They didn’t like how I was dressed and they also didn’t not like how big I was. The pictures above are recent pictures, but back in 2010 I was 40 pounds heavier. It all makes sense to me.
I will never shop from them, and you know what? If I want to sit in the chairs of their store, I will. But I don’t even think they deserve my ass in their seats.
A masterpost of why Abercrombie & Fitch is such a shitty company
Ok, as most people know, Abercrombie has been in the news recently for discriminating against people of a certain size (no - not even ‘fat’. Just people who aren’t skinny). So I decided to do some research, and my conclusion is that Abercrombie and Fitch is one of the shittiest clothing companies around today and if you’re thinking about spending the next paycheck on a new pair of sweatpants, don’t. Please, for the love of all things holy, don’t give this company any more of your hard earned money.
Here we go: Warning - it’s going to be an uncomfortable and at times truly sickening ride.
- Abercrombie and Fitch does not make XL or XXL in its women’s apparel because it does not want larger women to be seen sporting its goods. The brand’s largest size for women equates to a UK size 10, or a US size 6. To put this into perspective, the average British woman is a UK size 14, while the average American woman is a US size 12-14. If this wasn’t bad enough, the company will happily make men’s clothes up to XXL - but not for women.
- “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.” An actual quote by the CEO of A&F, Mike Jefferies. Need I say more? Let’s go for another.
- “We want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that.” In other words, you’re being judged whether or not you’re good enough to wear slices of fabric on your body. How messed up does that sound?!
- Imagine you had a job with A&F in a store and you put a pile of tank tops in the wrong place. As punishment, Abercrombie would literally order you to exercise. Is this company sounding like a military operation yet? From here: “Male staff who failed to greet a customer with sufficient cheeriness or follow the order of a superior were told to drop to the floor and perform 10 push-ups. Female members of staff who failed to measure up were given 10 squats.”
- A&F was sued in 2003 for giving positions to predominantly white people. Furthermore, if a person of colour was to get a job they were steered not to sales positions out front, but to low-visibility, back-of-the-store jobs, stocking and cleaning up. So, you can add discriminative racism to the list of traits Abercrombie has acquired.
- In 2009, they were sued again for discriminating against someone with a physical disability. British student Riam Dean was born without a left forearm and was forced to work in the stock room, out of sight of customers at its London store. This girl had a prosthetic arm, and she was capable of the work - but her arm didn’t fit with their ‘image’.
- To prevent poor or homeless people from wearing their clothing, and associating A&F with those who aren’t rich and beautiful, Abercrombie don’t donate clothing with slight defects to homeless charities or clothing shelters. No, they send them back to the manufacturer to be burned. If that’s not inhumane, I don’t know what is.
So there we have it, folks, the train wreck that is Abercrombie and Fitch. Of course, it’s totally your choice whether you shop there or not, but I truly suggest that if any of that offends or disgusts you, that you boycott the company and stop buying from them until they clean up their act. Plus, you’ll save a whole lot of money. That shit is expensive.