A lot of people are upset with the graphic above. People have been sharing it on Facebook, urging others to boycott Abercrombie & Fitch for their "unfair" and perhaps "harsh" business philosophy.
And to that I say: Good luck. Not only will your meaningless protest be forgotten in 12 hours, but it will accomplish a whole lot of nothing. First of all, unless you're already a customer of Abercrombie & Fitch, boycotting them won't cost them any money whatsoever.
Secondly, people who buy Abercrombie & Fitch don't care. I say this because most people who wear Abercrombie & Fitch already don't have souls. We all know who buys their clothing, the graphic explains it: Young people who care nothing more than to "look good" and "be cool". In other words - Apathetic, soulless teenagers and college students. We live in a culture where people continue to purchase products from companies like Apple and Nike: Two multibillion-dollar companies that are notorious for exploiting child labour overseas. Do you honestly believe some dipshit sixteen year-old that lives in Beverly Hills is all of a sudden going to stop shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch just because the company doesn't make clothes for fat women?
And yes, I said fat women. If you need to buy size XL, chances are your sex partner has to lift up some fupa just to have sex with you. By my dentition, that makes you fat fatfat. If you don't like Abercrombie's marketing practice, tough shit. Either shop somewhere else, or put down the fork and start doing some crunches. There are plenty of other companies and businesses that produce plus-sized clothing for women. Part of what drives me crazy about all of this Abercrombie & Fitch hatorade is that other companies do the same thing without critcism. The Insane Clown Posse, for instance, has always geared their clothing line toward the uncool, unpopular kids that are looking for their own style. In fact, after doing some research, I could not help but notice that Hatchetgear (a distributor of ICP-brand clothing) not only makes clothes for women up to 3XL, but unlike Abercrombie, they don't offer extra-small sizes for women.
Just to be clear, I am not, nor have I ever been, a customer of Abercrombie & Fitch. I could not care less about their product or their customers.
How is that not unfair? I'm sure there are a few female ICP fans whom were disappointed that they couldn't find any hoodies that'd look good on them because their body was too small. Yet I don't see people making a big deal about ICP's clothing brand. If you're going to boycott a clothing line for not offering sizes for everyone, at least be consistent about it.
It's almost like the people that bitch about how bad and unhealthy McDonald's food is, and how they don't offer healthy alternatives. You know what? Fuck healthy alternatives. You know what you're getting whenever you eat at McDonald's. They should not have to offer some dog shit salad just to appease people that would not normally eat at their restaurants. You know why I don't eat at McDonald's? Because their food tastes like garbage, and I care about what goes into my body. If I want to eat a salad, I will go to a place that offers and makes a quality salad.
Anyway, while I am not a customer of Abercrombie & Fitch, I support their philosophy. They know who they are, what their image is, and how to exploit it without harming anyone. Capitalism at its finest. And if your definition of hurting people is a business choosing to not appease a handful of customers because their clothing options won't fit the said customers, then you're my definition of stupid. Find a better cause to fight for.