11.08.2005

Abercrombie Forced to Eat Their Words (and Shirts)

How annoying is Abercrombie lately? First those lame gossip themed t-shirts that no one bought, no these slogans so awful they've decided to recall.

Abercrombie&Fitch Statement:
In recognition that these t-shirts might be found to be objectionable to many young women, who are among our best customers...We recognize that the shirts in question, while meant to be humorous, might be troubling to some.
[source]

These are some of the other slogans that were pulled--begging the question: who exactly did they think would wear these?

"Who needs brains when you have these?"
"Blondes are adored, brunettes are ignored,"
"I make you look fat."

9 comments:

BohemianChic said...

wow..that's unreal they would sell those being such a mainstream store..

LCP said...

plus how could anyone wear these without looking either incredibly slutty or bitchy

mahncy said...

wow...those shirts are terrible. i cant imagine anyone wearing them. and, just wondering, what were the gossip themed t-shirts? i seemed to have missed those.

LCP said...

I linked to some pictures of the other shirts (I was just too lazy to look for pictures before...)

dynamene said...

They've done FAR worse. They used to have T-shirts mocking Asians and other ethnicities.

dynamene said...

Those T-shirts are pretty tame in comparison. They're kinda funny.

LCP said...

true. and they got those catalogues they used to have pretty much banned as well...although I don't really object to those as much because I don't really care whether they use sex to sell their clothes or not (and they totally still do, the last time I was in their dressing rooms there were these pictures on the wall of his&hers (jean-clad) crotches..I don't really remember what the point was...)

LCP said...

um, the shirts are kind of funny to look at, but the idea that they think girls would actually want to wear them is pretty offensive, especially since by selling them they would convince a lot of (dumb) people to wear them

dynamene said...

They're nothing really compared to the stuff sold on T-Shirt Hell or CafePress.