Abercrombie & Fitch for the Homeless

Remember the lyric, “I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch” by the boy band LFO? Well, it turns out that Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries would change those lyrics to “I only like thin and beautiful girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch.”

Jeffries and Abercrombie and Fitch has been in the spotlight lately due to the remarks he made in his 2006 Business Insider interview. Jeffries is quoted saying that he “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people” and he “doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing.” Definitely not a good look for the CEO of a major american fashion label to say.

There are also reports that Abercrombie and Fitch would “rather burn the clothes than give them to the poor.” In this social media world we live in, people will take matters into their own hands.

Activist and YouTube video director Greg Karber responded to the “not giving clothes to the poor” by heading into a Goodwill, purchasing Abercrombie and Fitch clothes, and giving it to the homeless. This is something that Abercrombie and Fitch should have seen coming.

I remember nothing at this store fit me, even though there were XL sweaters, it felt tight. It wasn’t a big deal to me that they should make larger sizes, I just shopped at different stores. Few years later I lost weight and now their Medium size shirts fit me. What I’m trying to say is that Jeffries shouldn’t have said anything about making smaller size clothing or hiring models as store associates because people already knew Abercrombie does (if not, then you’ve never been to a store). Now his reckless comments and actions will follow him throughout his career.

Abercrombie and Fitch posted a note from Jeffries on their Facebook page.

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Lights Out for Lupe Fiasco at the Inaugural Event for Obama

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Ok, first off Lupe Fiasco is one of the best lyricist of our times. When he releases a song, you can clearly hear his message. I love the hip-hop culture and I’ve listened to Fiasco’s music for years. I know that his content is sometimes controversial, so it wasn’t a surprise to me when I heard that Fiasco’s set got shut down at an Inauguration party for President Obama.

Fiasco was performing his song “Words I Never Say” from his album Lasers. In the song he raps “Limbaugh is a racist, Glenn Beck is a racist, Gaza strip was getting bombed, Obama didn’t say shit, That’s why I ain’t vote for him, next one either, I’m a part of the problem, my problem is I’m peaceful.” After that line, it was lights out.

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