Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fat Chicks Don't Want You, Either.

Hey...Mike Jefferies..

Yeah, you. 

I have never worn Abercrombie. I always thought the whole idea of that store was sexist. Plus, I'm not the kind of girl who wanted to spend $40 on a t shirt.  So don't worry, I've stayed far far away from your little store. Which is what you want, since I am a "fat chick".

Let's talk about what you said though, shall we?

“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. 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. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either,” he told Salon.

Well sir, guess what? Even though I'm a "fat chick", I was also a pretty freaking awesome kid. I had a ton of friends and I was on student council. I had, and still do have, a great attitude- or are fat chicks incapable of having a great attitude, too? 

You're right. I don't belong in your clothes. I don't WANT to belong in your clothes. 

Your hatred for "Fat Chicks" is actually kind of amusing. You act like we have a disease or something, and if we dare even look at your clothes they will burn. 

Another quote- “He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis said. “He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.’”

Apparently you don't know this, but big girls can be beautiful, too. You're just afraid to see that and to admit that. Society tells you thin is beautiful, so that's what you believe and what you are preaching. Sir, you've got it wrong. 

In an age where kids are killing themselves left and right over bullying, are you proud of yourself for being so cruel? For picking and choosing who can shop in your store? No fat chicks allowed, but hefty male athletes pass the test, because they are considered "all american". You are an adult. Your job is to STOP the hate, stop bullying, be a GOOD example to our kids. But instead you are spewing out hate, simply because you have decided that fat chicks can't be cool, and therefore they can't wear your clothes.

So, Mike, good luck to you and your little store. I'm gonna be over here, being the cool kid that I am.

And to the rest of the world, do what you want and buy clothes wherever you please, just stop words of hate from leaving your lips. That's all I really care about.

I know people will read this and call me bitter and I may even get some hate myself for being overweight. And to you I say: Hi, I'm Megan. I know I'm overweight, so you don't need to point it out. Am I 100% happy with my body and myself? No. Is anyone? But I sure do know that I'm a much better person than Mike Jefferies. 

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furmurr said... Add Reply

An honest response to the comments of a DB.

Linda Keating said... Add Reply

This "man" is so full of hatred, you almost feel sorry for him. Almost.

Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

Omg how mean and cruel! Big bully! Hmph!

Ash said... Add Reply

All he's ever gonna be is mean.
Why's he gotta be so mean?

Tay always puts it best.

Misha Gerrick said... Add Reply

I can't believe someone would actually write what he did. Doesn't he realize how serious body image issues are these days?

I mean really. So irresponsible.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said... Add Reply

I would give you a high five right now if I could!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said... Add Reply

Ugh, what a douche! Why on earth would he alienate a huge potential customer base like that? He deserves the loss in income.

Elizabeth Rosalyn said... Add Reply

Well said, Megan! Beyond a bad business move to alienate customers, his statement is just downright cruel. He should be ashamed of himself for perpetuating such a negative perspective towards body image.

Unknown said... Add Reply

More power to you, sista! You are pretty darn awesome for speaking your mind and standing up for a world full of beautiful people regardless if they are tall, short, bigger, smaller, black or white, etc... This counts for everyone. You're wonderful. :)

Kinley Dane said... Add Reply

Wow. I can't believe he said those things. Who does he think he is??? It makes me so mad. You did a great job posting about this, and standing up to a bully. I've never worn Abercrombie, because I, like you, thought it was too expensive, and really actually pretty silly. The day I saw male models with their shirts off, and had to cover my nose as I walked past because of the strong scent of cologne coming from the store is the same day I laughed at them for being so over the top and trying too hard to be 'cool.' The only people that should care about being cool is middle schoolers, because they are children. After that you should be mature enough to understand that 'cool' is just a made up concept, and really very subjective. Okay, my rant's over... :)

Rob-bear said... Add Reply

I don't know what Mike said, or who he is, so I don't have any context into which to fit his comments. But he sounds sadly unhappy. I'm sorry for you, Mike.

Truth is, not a lot of Abercrombie gets sold here in Canada.

Being a 3x sized Bear, I understand some weight issues. And i work on them. Slowly. Besides, I'm way too mature to be cool. Though some days, I could pass for knowledgeable.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
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Dee @ A Deecoded Life said... Add Reply

Saw this and remembered this post. :)


Anonymous said... Add Reply

I would love it if someone beat the shit out of that idiot and posted a picture of his busted up face online with the caption: "cool kid"

Mitchell P. Goldstein said... Add Reply

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Tonette dela Luna said... Add Reply


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