Mike Jeffries (pictured below) is the CEO for Abercrombie and Fitch. He is under fire for his Abercrombie & Fitch business philosophy: that he doesn’t want fat people wearing his clothes and markets to the ‘cool and popular’ kids. His comments are now being made public because of a new retail book that is now out that uses some of his quotes.
“That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people,” Jeffries said in a Salon interview. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids … A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
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