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    Quote Originally Posted by Athena4 View Post
    Ok, I can see that. I just think if he wants to be a complete a## and be offensive, then that's his right. At this point my son is too young to request one brand of clothes over another. Perhaps when he's older it'll be a different ball game, but I can't see telling him "No, you can't have that shirt, because the guy that runs the company is a douche bag."
    I would have no problem telling my children "no, we don't shop there because that brand intentionally excludes people with larger body types- and they stamp their brand all over their clothing. By wearing their brand you subtly or not so subtly say that you support their message of exclusion based on size and our family will not support that with our dollars." We do that with lots of other things (Walmart, chik filet, McDonald's, bigoted churches etc) so it's not a foreign concept to our kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athena4 View Post
    Ok, I can see that. I just think if he wants to be a complete a## and be offensive, then that's his right. At this point my son is too young to request one brand of clothes over another. Perhaps when he's older it'll be a different ball game, but I can't see telling him "No, you can't have that shirt, because the guy that runs the company is a douche bag."
    There are other stores that we don't support, like Wal-mart. I have had good conversations with my kids about why we don't shop at wal-mart. My goal is to instill in them the same desire to not support the store. That would be the same in this case. I could tell them we don't support A&F and why. If they wanted something from there I would have no problem re-stating that we don't shop there and why.

    If they had their own money and wanted to spend it there, that might be a little different for me. I probably would not forbid them to do that but i would equip them with what they need to make an informed decision to shop there or not.

    ETA: Or what Melissa said. Guess i should have read first. Also wanted to add, about my last paragraph, i'm assuming older children, like tweens and teenagers type thing. Emma is 11 and she is great at understanding stuff like this.
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    Maybe my wording has been poor insofar? I don't mean that I'm making a case for why people should shop there, or that others should spend money and support what they don't believe in.
    We don't do Chik-Fil-A, my son understands why because I explained it to him. There are certain things we don't participate in or support, so I get that.

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    I have no problem telling my kids no we don't shop there because they have almost naked people in their advertising. I love Walmart though. My son works there and they treat him great.
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    My 9-year-old son understands those things too. And yes, I find A&C really revolting and have never wanted to shop there anyway. Yech. They have a right to do whatever they want but it makes me despise them even more than I already did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I have no problem telling my kids no we don't shop there because they have almost naked people in their advertising. I love Walmart though. My son works there and they treat him great.
    Despite your son's individual experience as a Walmart employee, they have horrible business practices that are well documented. We don't shop there and we sure as hell don't shop at A & F.

    And whoever said that the A & F CEO shouldn't be judging anyone about "beauty" is SO right. What a sleazeball.
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    A&F are few and far between in these parts, but I don't shop there because I simply don't like the style that much. It's nice and all, but just not ME. But, this doofus clearly does not understand the concept of supply and demand. As long as there are teens getting overweight on fast food, big gulps and processed junk there will be an ever-growing market for XL and XXL sizes. He is essentially discriminating his brand right out of business. Soon only a small percentage of teens will be skinny enough for his clothes.

    After reading the article I think I would not shop there even if I saw something to die for in the store that I just had to have. If my kids asked why we don't shop there I would tell them bluntly why. Stuff like that I don't need to dumb down for my kids. They get that concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    A&F are few and far between in these parts, but I don't shop there because I simply don't like the style that much. It's nice and all, but just not ME. But, this doofus clearly does not understand the concept of supply and demand. As long as there are teens getting overweight on fast food, big gulps and processed junk there will be an ever-growing market for XL and XXL sizes. He is essentially discriminating his brand right out of business. Soon only a small percentage of teens will be skinny enough for his clothes.

    After reading the article I think I would not shop there even if I saw something to die for in the store that I just had to have. If my kids asked why we don't shop there I would tell them bluntly why. Stuff like that I don't need to dumb down for my kids. They get that concept.
    You know I don't think his theory is poor business logic actually....I think it can theoretically be effective, well it could have been if his philosophy was never publicized. I agree that you can market to a specific group and be successful, even if it's not the biggest group. I just don't agree with him personally that it means it's okay to alienate people or encourage stigmatiz ation of larger people for the sake of business. Especially kids. How awful. It reinforces all sorts of harmful terrible things
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    Quote Originally Posted by SID081108 View Post
    Despite your son's individual experience as a Walmart employee, they have horrible business practices that are well documented. We don't shop there and we sure as hell don't shop at A & F.
    I disagree that Walmart treats their employees any different than other similar retailers, and I have other family members that loved working there also, including my niece who was a store manager and retired after 20 years. But that is a different debate.
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