Kirstie Alley: My Kids Will Never Wear Abercrombie & Fitch

Posted on May 15th, 2013 at 8:44 am
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Kirstie Alley is a prime example of how beauty comes in different shapes and sizes — and the Dancing with the Stars alum is fuming over some just published comments from the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Mike Jeffries.

The controversy stems from an interview Jeffries had with Salon magazine in 2006, but surfaced this week and went viral.

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“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he says in the article. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

A fuming Kirstie spoke to Entertainment Tonight saying, “I just heard [about] this guy from Abercrombie & Fitch today.” She goes on to say, “That would make me never buy anything from Aercrombie even if I was cool and thin.” Kirstie adds, “I’ve got two kids in that bracket, [18 and 20], but they will never walk in those doors because of this view of people — forget women, his view of just people.”

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    • Equality and acceptance

      I agree! I stopped buy ANY of his stuff years ago because of his deranged marketing! Maybe he doesn’t get that today’s youth are more accepting of each other, and schools promote everyone is equal. Yeah, there will always be ‘those few’ who ‘think’ they’re cool, but really this is an era of not bullying and accepting and respecting your peers, regardless of what they wear, or the label that stands out ( which ironically is soooo old school! )

      Way to speak up Kirstie!!!