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

As a former fat girl (and definitely not-so-cool kid), I am saddened and outraged by these comments. It’s really difficult to shop for clothes when you’re overweight. Nothing ever fit right and I certainly wasn’t happy with the image I saw in the mirror. That was my problem though, and I don’t want some store telling me I’m excluded because I’m too fat and therefore uncool in their eyes. That’s just disgusting behavior on their part.

To be honest, I don’t currently own and have never owned anything from Abercrombie & Fitch. Now I know why, even when I got down to a size 6, nothing looked great from that store. Perhaps they think curves are also an “uncool” thing?

Meanwhile, there’s at least one store doing it right. H&M recently released their latest catalog, which is starring 24-year-old plus-size model Jennie Runk. She has gained fans almost overnight thanks to sexy swimsuit shots.

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Irina Gonzalez, Director of Audience Development

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com. You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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