Commentary: It’s Not OK For Abercrombie & Fitch To Tell Me I’m Too Fat

Her gorgeous photos honestly make me want to go up to the Abercrombie CEO and ask him if he still thinks that plus-size women aren’t beautiful.

I’ll never quite understand what he was thinking when he made those comments in a 2006 Salon interview. He is now defending himself, saying that it was all taken out of context but it’s difficult to believe that the company is “completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying, derogatory characterizations or other anti-social behavior based on race, gender, body type or other individual characteristics” when, as far as I know, they aren’t exactly known for their model diversity. I mean, really, when was the last time you remember seeing a black or Latino model in one of their ads? There’s even a not-so-funny internet meme that comments on this lack of diversity.

This latest controversy is definitely enough to keep me (and Kirstie Alley) from ever shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch again. Maybe they’ll learn a little something and actually improve their policies, or at least teach the CEO to keep his mouth shot.