Whether his words came 6 minutes ago or six years ago, he still should be
accountable for them. His "apology" seems very shallow. Then
discriminating against handicapped individuals because recontruction causes an
inconvenience to his customers? Please!
"We are strongly opposed to discrimination, but I am very good at
it."I sincerely hope that you will believe my spin because my
business is in a tail spin.He is sorry he got caught.
Wasn't it always clear that A&F Hollister was and always has been an
over-priced brand for of low-quality, goods? Are you seriously surprised when
the CEO of a brand like that says offensive things? They've been selling
stupid for a long time. The astonishing thing is that people pay money to be
plastered with their logo.
@ SS & germanygator: Thank you for stating what I was thinking, people, get
on with your lives and stop letting this man "control" you. Your are
only offended because you choose to be so.
SSIs there a statute of limitations on offensive behavior or
offensive speech?When the CEO of a company says something offensive
and discriminatory in a taped interview, then years later, not only refuses to
apologize, but in essence, validates his previous statement, there's no
reason he and his company shouldn't be held accountable in the court of
public opinion.A&F's damage control is a big FAIL.
A & F is very popular in UT.
It took a month to respond. Sounds like about the same amount of time for same
store sales numbers to come rolling in as well. Think there might be a link
there?Sad that vanity has become such a huge part of our society.
Cool.... good looking.... what ever..... some of the least important aspects
you can rate a person on, and yet our society places such a high value on it.
As long as you look good....What ever...
There are far worse things in life that can happen than being offended. Go live
in the middle east where every day is a matter of survival. Do that and then
come back and complain about offenses.
I still can't believe what people get offended about. Why does what this
man thinks hurt you so much? First of all, this quote is from 2006, seven years
ago. The only reason people are mad is because the media brought it up again.
Just another example of how the media CONTROLS the emotional tide of the nation.
It controls how people feel, think, believe, by simply typing a few words.
Sorry, but I'm not buying that the words of one man from seven years ago
can hurt anyone. You choose to be offended. The fact that this is such a big
deal is a joke!
A business exists to provide goods or a service and make a profit. If I owned a
retail store I would be an idiot to turn away a customer away based on
appearance. A@f is a business I would never patronize.
"While I believe this 7-year-old, resurrected quote has been taken out of
context, I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner
that has caused offense."Once again he strategically uses his
words to put the blame on us. He tries to make it seem that he takes blame for
what he said than he sneaks in and says we interpreted in wrong. He thinks that
we are idiots. WE wrongly INTERPRETED the words he used to describe their
stance on who they were targeting.
How can you claim to oppose discrimination based on looks or body type, but
openly propagate a "cool" image by excluding ugly people?