Not a big secret … I’m fat. I’ve been called names, I’ve been ridiculed and I’ve been flat-out ignored. I’ve been the brunt of many a joke and have heard more snickers than I can even count. I’ve written many blog posts about it and even wrote a letter after an extra annoying day.
Funny thing is, I’ve never thought of myself as unpopular. Or ugly. And I MOST certainly didn’t believe that a certain brand of clothing made me look more beautiful or would help me fit in with all the cool kids. But apparently, Abercrombie & Fitch thinks their clothes are TOO GOOD for me and my big butt. Hhhmmm….interesting and pathetic.
Read The Story here.
When I read that story, I actually laughed out loud as it was one of the saddest displays of ignorance and stupidity that I’ve ever seen. Frankly, those statements were written by a bully with a serious self-esteem issue that needs his ego stroked by all the so-called “beautiful people”. It really, truly is sad.
So, Mr. A&F, don’t worry, I won’t be shopping in your store as I recognize that your clothes don’t fit me. And in all honesty, I really don’t care. Make whatever clothes you want to make in whatever sizes you want. That’s your prerogative. Even though you’re missing out on a large, no pun intended, group of consumers. You know, the ones that aren’t 16-22 and actually have good jobs and disposable income. The ones that are driving your target audience to the mall and providing them with the funds to buy their wardrobes. The same ones that now know that you hate them, but whatever. That’s your choice.
What I do have a problem with is your implication that only the “thin and beautiful” are worthy of wearing what you sell. That fat means you’re unpopular and that “we” will never fit in with the cool kids. That YOUR picture of beauty is the same as everyone else in the world. That YOU are better than ME based solely on the size tag of my clothing.
You are wrong, and you should be ashamed. Unfortunately, I don’t think you really even care that you’re being a jerk and that you’ll continue to stand by your words and your vision for your company. Yeah you.
But thankfully, now that I know you don’t want the money of me or “my people”, you won’t get it. Not from me and not from my children. And to celebrate my decision to not give you my money, I’m going to spend some time in your stores. Me and my fatness are going to come in and hang out for awhile. I think I’ll try some stuff on and put on an a fashion show. The clothes may not really “fit” but they’ll be on and I’m thrilled to know that your “core customers” will enjoy seeing me, in all my hotness wearing “your clothes”. It’s going to be awesome.
You may look at me and not like what you see but just so you know, my mirror thinks I’m pretty freaking amazing. You sir are a fool.