Doug Robinson: The world is running out of cool people

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  • Dan Maloy Enid, OK
    July 17, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    @ A Scientist - Provo, UT - "Every business has its target market. Many Churches don't want "unrighteous" people to be members. That is why they disfellowshi and excommunicate them."


    Totally. Wrong.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sainst, of which you are obviously speaking, does not not want (double negative there) "unrighteous people", they want "unrighteous" people, of which we ALL fit into this category, to make righteous CHOICES so they can build a righteous CHARACTER. That difference is as night and day.

    Give us all a break....

    (And, BTW, no I would not have commented on a non-church article about a church issue except the church you attacked need defending from YOUR totally biased comment.)

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    July 16, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    This was a funny article! I loved that he used the Seinfeld quote, it's hilarious. Funny and entertaining approach to the subject.

    To those that are taking it so seriously and personally--relax and enjoy life more! You'll have more fun.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    July 16, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    Every business has its target market.

    Many Churches don't want "unrighteous" people to be members. That is why they disfellowshi and excommunicate them.

    How is A&F doing anything worse than that?

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    July 16, 2013 8:30 a.m.

    When my son was a teenager he bought a nice jacket from an Abercrombie and Fitch store in Washington, D.C. He was very pleased with the jacket. Then, in the subway on his way to his apartment he saw an Abercrombie and Fitch advertisement. He returned the jacket the next day.

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    July 16, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    Whoops--in my uncoolness I misidentified the author as Benson, not Robinson! So sorry, sir!

  • Mom of 8 Hyrum, UT
    July 16, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    I don't think Brother Benjamin has been following the news of the past month where Jefferies of A&F pointedly said the company doesn't want fat and uncool people in their stores or wearing their clothes. (Either that, or he has a few A&F t-shirts stashed in a drawer, and didn't realize until now that cotton really isn't that pricey.)

    As far as I know, Mr. Benson here isn't much of an expose writer as he is a character writer--find a character, write about it. Or, in this case, find companies with lack of character, then writes about them.

    Then again, only uncool readers pick up on "subtle" things like that.

  • Brother Benjamin Franklin Orem, UT
    July 16, 2013 4:32 a.m.

    Why is this columnist singling out Abercrombie and Fitch in this subtle way? If people don't agree with a company's business philosophies and practices, they should shop elsewhere.

    It really accomplishes nothing to paint Abercrombie and Fitch in this light because the people who have any influence to change the things this store prides itself on regarding its environment are not going to make those changes.

    This really was not the best type of writing genre to attempt to "expose" what they are doing. In my opinion, we should leave this store alone and shop elsewhere.