Have you been following the continued fall-out following a few choice words by Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries on who exactly he wants — and more importantly, doesn’t want — wearing his brand? Everyone from celebrities to bloggers have been reading Jeffries the riot act, but perhaps no one captured the collective sentiment better than blogger Jes M. Baker from The Militant Baker. Not only did Baker address Jeffries in an open letter, but she also shot a mock Abercrombie ad campaign called Abercrombie & Fat.
“I was inspired by the opportunity to show that I am secure in my skin and to flaunt this by using the controversial platform that you created,” writes Baker. “Not only do I know that I’m sexy, but I also have the confidence to pose nude in ways you [Jeffries] don’t dare.”
“The world is progressing in inclusive ways whether you deem it cool or not. The only thing you’ve done through your comments (about thin being beautiful and only offering XL and XXL in your stores for men) is reinforce the unoriginal concept that fat women are social failures, valueless, and undesirable. Your apology doesn’t change this.”
As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I’d say Baker just said the millions of words people have been thinking for weeks, wouldn’t you? Such an inspiring woman…way to go!!! xoxo