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UPDATE: Victory! Abercrombie will offer plus-sized clothes.
Abercrombie is now designing clothes size 10 and larger.
Remember when A&F CEO Mike Jeffries said, “A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes]”?
You said, “Fitch, please!”
We delivered your 15,000+ signatures to A&F. They heard your voice and responded. Thank you for making real change.
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UPDATE: You said, “Fitch, please!” A&F listened.
We delivered your 15,000+ signatures to Abercrombie, demanding CEO Mike Jeffries stop shaming and insulting plus-sized teenagers. After we staged a rally at the A&F flagship store (check out the video here
), Jeffries broke his silence.
“We are fully committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion,” he said, “one in which no young person should ever feel intimidated...for the clothes they wear.”
A&F also announced its launch of an anti-bullying campaign that promotes respect for teenagers of all sizes. Thank you for your part in making that happen.
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UPDATE: 15,000 signatures, wow! We're going to delivery your name and all the others to Abercrombie and will keep you posted. Thank you for making your voice heard and advocating for the respect of all people, now matter what their size or how they look.
UPDATE: After meeting with youth activists, Mike Jeffries has issue another apology. Here's what he said:
“We look forward to continuing this dialogue and taking concrete steps to demonstrate our commitment to anti-bullying in addition to our ongoing support of diversity and inclusion. We want to reiterate that we sincerely regret and apologize for any offense caused by comments we have made in the past which are contrary to these values.”
This is a promising step in the right direction. Keep signing and sharing until Abercrombie respects people of all body types by offering clothes for everyone.
UPDATE: The CEO of Abercrombie has issued an apology today. Kind of. He says the company is committed to "diversity and inclusion." Now we want him to prove it. Keep signing the petition and telling Mike Jeffries to offer clothes for people of all sizes. His words are a start, but it's time for action.
UPDATE: 6,000 signatures! Keep sending to friends and tweeting @Abercrombie...10,000, here we come.
UPDATE: We reached 3,000 signatures! Sign and share, share, share. Don't forget to tweet @Abercrombie. Down the with intolerance and discrimination.
UPDATE: We received over 1,000 signatures in less than a day. Let's push for that 10,000: keep signing and sharing!