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Published: Saturday, May 11 2013 5:50 p.m. MDT

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SLC gal
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm suprised. From the look of their stores, I always thought it was only boring and depressed people that shopped there, which is why I've always avoided that store like the plague.

Cedar Hills, UT

they have every right to do business as they please ...or should the PC crowd FORCE them to stock Large and XL sizes?

St Petersburg, FL

Yes they can sell to whomever they want but I can't imagine anyone losing weight so they can shop in that store. If they lose weight it will be to spit in their faces. No one who has ever struggled with weight would support that attitude because they understand how hard it is.

Twin Sister

Haha! Who cares about A&F? Not me. It's only a big deal if people make it a big deal. If no one cares, then it's a non-issue. It is a non-issue.

Incite Full
Layton, UT

I have a brother who's 40, in excellent physical condition, (and gay, though I don't know that matters when it comes to vanity)--and cares way too much about his looks that likes their products.

He's the only person I know who cares about sex and his sex appeal, however. And this is really not about beauty, it's about sex and being sexy. A&F has never hidden this fact. Their model photoshoots often don't have a stitch of clothing in their pictures... they're clearly not even interested in selling clothes, just about selling the idea that if you wear their clothes that you'll be deemed more sexually open or rebellious and available.

Essentially they sell promiscuity.

Most socially ethical people come to a point in their life where sexy takes a backseat to responsibility. By equating what A&F sellls with beauty we do ourselves a great disservice.

Syracuse, UT


I haven't heard of a single person infringing upon A&F's right to do business. It's okay to bring a discriminatory practice to light.

MÉxico, 00

Don't take is so personal. That's why we have free will. What is wrong is the fact that they used the "wrong words" to express what they wanted. Why don't we get offended by stores like 3-5-7? or those that sell baby clothes? or even for pregnant women? They don't carry my size either. Any way, if they want to sell clothes for "empty" people, let them. Don't waste your time and money there.

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

"Naval Vet" is, to be complimentary, an...interesting...character. Can't seem to say *anything* unless it denigrates BYU. I do have to wonder, though. If s/he is so against a particular school, why would s/he have spent enough time on its campus to know with any certainty what the students there wear? I am a big BYU fan, and frankly I would be extremely hard-pressed to tell you what kinds of clothes kids at BYU wear these days.

By the way, DNews, this is yet another example of people not adhering to the "civil dialogue" or "thoughtful comments" that are nominally encouraged. Let's either drop the human censors, or actually make people stick to the guidelines.

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