Earlier today, one of my Facebook friends said something along the lines of starting a boycott against Lane Bryant because they don't sell clothes under a size 14.
I mean...we all know that stores like Lane Bryant exist because there was a need for fashionable clothing for plus sized women seeing as though other stores tried to make it seem like plus sized women weren't interested in being fashionable. Just covered up.
So I guess I call foul on that.
I just watched that video and the entire time I was watching it I was thinking that dude is going to mess around and get sued talking about how he's going to change the A&F brand because we all know that creating and maintaining a brand is hard and expensive as hell.
I don't own any A&F. I've never purchased any for any of the kids I love. I don't even think I've ever been in a store. But no biggie...I tend to stay out of Brighton too. Not for any particular reason...it's just not my steelo. Hell...I went to my first Dress Barn with a friend last year. Their stores and whatnot just never appealed to me. But that's okay right? Everything ain't for everybody right? Those clothes are not for my old azz no more than Forever 21's clothes are for me. I'm good. Seriously. I'm good.
The most perplexing thing about this whole A&F bruhaha is that...this dude has felt this way FOREVER. This is old news. Dude has been running the show EXACTLY like this since the early 90s. This is nothing new. So what in the WORLD caused this particular shit storm to brew now? I mean...it's not like he just dropped this bomb that we knew nothing of like the CEO of Chick-Fil-A did. That dude kept his on the low-low for a minute before he just came flat out and was like...look...if you aren't EXACTLY like me and mine...you're going to hell. We're the only people God loves. LOL! Well...Imma keep my azz outta his spot. I can't know all of that and still be good making you richer.
My Grandmother is famous for saying, "If them people don't want you down there...don't go down there." I take that advice to heart. You don't want me in yo ish...I ain't buying yo ish.
And you can't make me.
What do YOU think of Abercrombie & Fitch's stance on who they want to sell clothes to and for? Have you stopped shopping there because of this? Will you? Did you ever shop there before? Do you think dude is well within his rights for making and selling clothes to who he WANTS to make and sell them to?
In YOUR opinion...is this discrimination?
Does Lane Bryant discriminate too?
Doas Ann Taylor discriminate against men?
Does Ethan Allen discriminate against people without a large furniture budget?
Is it wrong for a company to market to the people they want to market it to? Their core audience? Is it a company's responsibility to appeal to all? IN YOUR OPINION? I mean...why would you even WANT to wear something from someone who doesn't want you in their ish?