Abercrombie & Bitch…an opinion on a current event.
In lieu of the recent Abercrombie & Fitch situation, I have an opinion.
To those people who are outraged over what the CEO said…are you surprised? No, that statement shouldn’t have been made, but come on…their bags have half naked, usually wet, models on them. They understand their brand, and their customers do, too.
Of the people who are offended, I completely agree with those who are donating their clothes to Goodwill, or the homeless. They’re still clothes, and if A&F doesn’t want specific people wearing them, then that’s a superb solution to “stick it to the man”.
However, to the woman on Good Morning America, who wrote a strongly worded letter and shipped back the HEAPS of clothing, her TWELVE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER owned, to the company…what do you think they’ll do with those perfectly good clothes? Burn them. That’s what. You obviously have the means to afford their clothes, and the means to turn around and ship them off without blinking an eye. That’s not a statement, that’s a waste.
I feel uncomfortable walking into Abercrombie & Fitch, because when I shop for clothes, I usually like to see how they would look ON, not OFF. And I hate leaving a store smelling like the belly button of a bad decision. So it’s been my personal choice not to shop there.
But if you shop there, that’s your decision. You already know what you’re getting yourself into. You know if they carry your size. You know if the clothes are what you wear.
Again, the statement was wrong…but why is everyone so insulted?