Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries Makes Statement In Response To Latest Bad Press
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has been getting an ear full lately about his comments as to what "type" of people he wants and does not want wearing his brand. Mike Jeffries has responded via the Abercrombie & Fitch Facebook page about it all, and here it is...
"A note from Mike, our CEO:
I want to address some of my comments that have been circulating from a 2006 interview. While I believe this 7 year old, resurrected quote has been taken out of context, I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense. A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers. However, we care about the broader communities in which we operate and are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We hire good people who share these values. We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying, derogatory characterizations or other anti-social behavior based on race, gender, body type or other individual characteristics."