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Published May 18, 2013

 

The 2006 interview with the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Jeffries has a lot of Lane Bryant panties in a twist, including mine. Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with someone opening a exclusionary store, there are a lot of them. I can't shop a Victoria's Secret, Forever 21 or the Disney Store ( that's for calling them Nazis not that they're exclusionary ).  Being exclusionary is a rather successful business model, look at Country Clubs, Night Clubs, Middle and High School, specialized branches of the armed forces Navy Seals, Airborne etc. Oh and lets not forget the KKK. What bothers me is how big a douche he is about it. Abercrombie's douche bagery is an affront to my assholeyness! And they must be taught  a lesson.
I think Large sized people should organize! Use the social media to do a flash mob  protest. Step one scout an Abercrombie store and find out its maximum occupancy. Step two fill the store with that exact amount of XXL sized people who are "Just Browsing" or "looking for a gift for a friend". I repeat just brows don't try anything on (you don't want to be accused of damaging any clothes). In short (too late), Stay there all day, maybe have back up groups to rotate through the store. That way we peacefully stop them from doing business for one day. If you really have a problem with the store you can't just boycott, they don't want your business anyway because you have an unpopular opinion and therefore un-cool. Hitting a business in the pocket book is the only way to get their attention, just saying you're mean not only is not enough, it also give them the opportunity to do spin control and sweep it under the proverbial rug.
This is a free country, and a free market, it is also a world where not everyone is equal despite what we where told when we where children.  We cannot demand that every store, business, and social group cater to everybody. However we can send a message that when you're a Hypocritical Douche bag ( have you seen this guy he looks more like a cross between  Rocky Dennis and the Octo-mom Nadya Suleman than the archetypal all American cool youth.) who pisses off a bunch of assholes there is minor inconvience to pay!
Disclaimer : I have never even walked into one of their stores let alone shopped there in fact I wouldn't know about them at all if it wasn't for there name being written across some rather attractive women's chests and asses ( isn't that a great trend " Stop staring at my butt you perv!" "What, I'm just reading.") My point is I have no vested interest in Abercrombie and Fitch, I will continue going on having no affect on A & F and they will go on having no affect on me. That's the way things should be, but Douchey comments have changed that and have caused people to act.  I am not one of those people I'm more of an idea guy than activist so I write this in the slim hopes that someone else will pick up the ball and run with it. I have heard that there is a guy giving A & F shirts to homeless people. I applaud his intent but not his method, I feel by giving these shirts to the homeless he says " Hello Disgusting wastrels  I find you so base and vile that your mere possession of this shirt will lower the appeal of the company that's name is emblazoned  across it." that may not be his intent but that is the inadvertent message.
You know what, this all seems like a lot of work so scratch it and lets make shirts that make fun of the Abercrombie name like Assholecumy and Feltch* or something. But that is for someone else to do, I'm just the Idea guy.
 
* if you don't know what this is look it up, shocking isn't it.
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