Abercrombie and Fitch are the latest company under fire for discriminating against their workers
According to Independent, A woman who is listed as anonymous claims that while working for the popular clothing store, she has either witnessed or has been a victim of discrimination while working as a model for the store.
In the complaint, the woman claims that she was approached by two male models to be a model for the store. After working for the store, she claims that when they’d would get visits from CEO Mike Jeffries, black models would get sent home an hour early, until they only had the “thinnest, tallest, and whitest models” visible. Jeffries is controversial in his own right, thanks to this little snippet from a few years back. On why Abercrombie only stocks clothes for smaller people:
Good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people… a lot of people don’t belong (in our clothes), and they can’t belong.
It’s not the first time the popular store has been accused of discrimination. In the past, another model complained about a racist manager.
-Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)
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