So I’ve just read about Abercrombie’s Mike Jeffries and his comments regarding overweight customers.
And my response is this photo; my way of saying a big fuck you.
I’m not the skinniest of people, I’ve got some weight to me, and been incredibly insecure about it since I was about 8 years old.
Don’t tell me where to fucking shop. I may not be the type of “cool-popular-douchebag” type of kid you’re marketing your shit towards, but I’m fucking rad as hell in my own right.
This is an outfit that I own from Abercrombie. I can only wear this shirt as a layering piece, because as you can see, it doesn’t fit.
Now, may I remind you that I wear a men’s L/XL everywhere else. This Abercrombie & Fitch shirt is a 2X, and it’s still 2 sizes too small.
And when I was in 7th grade I wore a men’s S/M, I was an Abercrombie XL then.
And these jeans? They’re A&F also. You may not be able to tell in the photo, but they’re so tight that I can’t walk in them. Granted, they’re skinny jeans, but every other pair of skinnies that I own in my size fit me just fine. I bought these on clearance (and by clearance I mean I still splurged and still spent $40 on these fucking jeans) in one of those “well-maybe-when-I-lose-some-weight” moments
And what sucks especially is that I am losing weight. I’ve been doing weight watchers online again and I’m getting healthier. But it’s bitches like these that make me want to just stuff my mouth with cake, and to quote the goddess Tyra Banks, scream “KISS. MY. FAT. ASS!”
What I’m getting at is this: I will shop wherever the fuck I want.You, Mr.Jeffries, and your clothes whose smallest sizes are contributing to the violent genocide that society has raging in an attempt to destroy the self esteem of young people without brick-shithouse bodies, will not stop me from wearing my size proudly. I will wear whatever the fuck I want, whenever the fuck I want.
So I have a proposition to all of you: If you have any Abercrombie, Hollister, and/or Gilly Hicks clothing, and you look the least bit pudgy in it, join me. Post and send your pictures to Abercrombie telling them that All Sizes Are Beautiful.
As one person, I may not make an impact. But if we stand together, we can change the world.