Abercrombie and Fitch is sending the wrong message.

United States
June 28, 2011 9:12pm CST
No it isn't that you must be thin but.. that you have to be white and non Muslim to work there. I just read that a young Muslim woman was hired with her head dress only to be fired because she wouldn't take it off to work two months later! In the same article I read that Abercrombie had settled out of court with women of color over their hiring practices.It is so sad when a company doesn't get it. There are more than one color of people that have money. The only color they should worry about is green. As for being Muslim and having to wear a head dress, They are missing the boat. There are more muslim Americans With money who would gravitate to a store with a child of Islam working there. And that's where the money is! But no! The higher ups are just assuming that Only white people have money . If they don't stop this only the few white And racist people will be their customers. I'm boycotting them. But what is sad is it will be sooo easy to do. There is The Gap! Your thoughts.
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@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
29 Jun 11
I have been following this story and with everything in life there are always 2 sides to the story. From what I read online(not stating it's true but one never knows) she was fired not due to her religion but rather due to actions and professional attitude. She turned it into a religious issue. Abercrombie and Fitch btw has one of the highest rations of minorities to workers in the country. Don't get me wrong, I can find many faults with this company such as men without shirts at the entrance jumping out at you but before we call foul play we need to know the full story. Where I live the majority of the workers happen to be black and it's a "white" area, I don't buy the reasoning and accusations they feel only white people have money. We know very well that money knows no colors. That is just my thoughts and ramblings. Have a great day!
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• United States
29 Jun 11
I used to go to their sister store Ruehl Everytime I went to my favorite mall. But a couple of years ago the store closed. I never went into Abercrombie and Fitch and sadly now I never will. This is nothing new. It has been about 10 years since I have been in Eddie Bauer. They harassed some young black customers and that was enough for me to forget they even exist. I now really don't care if she was unprofessional or not . Having to choose between a job and expression of her religion is wrong. I always am on the side of the worker over the company. Now I have said my piece. I guess we can agree to disagree?
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• United States
29 Jun 11
For sure we can agree to disagree as there is no proof it was her religion that was the reason for dismissal. Its what she claims. I do hate the store with the people that keep bothering you while shopping, I like to browse clothing alone and if I need help ask, not have someone breathe down my back all the time.
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• United States
29 Jun 11
If they served cocktail I might call it heaven
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• United States
29 Jun 11
I will not be boycotting them because of this. I would rather see the entire store full of one race other thank black then I could talk about it. There clothes are not that good to be so high so i still will only buy it on sale.
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• United States
29 Jun 11
I rather see every color being represented, just like outside the store! It is true their clothes are too high . But now I know Why the prices have to be so high, to pay for all the lawsuits.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
30 Jun 11
I heard about the Abercromie and fitch story. I think it is stupid and racist! I wouldn't bhe buying anything form Abercombie and Fitch! I never have shopped their and have no idea where the neaest store is! Same goes with the Gap!
• United States
30 Jun 11
Do you have a Penney's or a Sears, then shop there. you can get the same type of items for sooo much less.
• United States
30 Jun 11
We used have a Penney's but no more! The nearest Penney's like 80 miles away! We have a Sears but I just don't shop there. I buy all my clothes at Walmart or order through "JMS"'s magazine. Sears is expensive to me!
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• United States
1 Jul 11
Understood. I have been getting my clothes at Kmart these days. Or Target. They are both closer than Walmart.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
5 Jul 11
Personally, I only go to these kind of stores to walk around and see what's great to have. And then I would go to, not to Gap, but to Old Navy which is basically the same, and a lot cheaper. And then I only buy for the kids. So, with this kind of policy at this store, all the more reason not to buy from them.
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• United States
6 Jul 11
I used to have a great time window shopping at their sister store Ruehl. But it closed and now I have no reason to go shop at this store!
• Canada
29 Jun 11
I don't own any of their stuff, and I sure won't buy any now. If I owned some, I'd toss it out!
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• United States
29 Jun 11
It is a Gap store with dimmer lighting and loud music playing. You are not missing a thing!
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
29 Jun 11
That has to be a right wing american company. I have been in that store and believe me, the people I have seen working there do not know much. But you get what you pay for when it comes to paying someone. I agree that it should not make a difference what color or religion you are, money will always be green. I think that maybe that company wants to portray a certain image. Well, thats not what america looks like anymore. You're right, they should get with the program.
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