Had a friend (Note: She's a plus sized woman, and I find her as beautiful as any other woman... on the inside) post this and was quite irate. I personally, have no problem with it. In clothing your selling an idea as much as you are a fabric, especially when it's a brand that chooses to plaster its logo everywhere. If you want to keep the image of being hip to young, skinny, beautiful people why would you bother producing for any other demographic?
The CEO should just learn some tact in handling the inquiries, that's all. He's not that attractive of a person himself. Kinda looks like Gary Busey got stung by a bee.
Honestly, not sure why anyone cares about what the Abercrombie CEO thinks. Particularly since the relevant quotes date to 2006.
When I was in middle school and high school (late '90s/early '00s) the "cool kids" wore Abercrombie.
Most of those "cool kids" are now underperforming adults working dead-end, low-skilled, low-paid jobs... if they're lucky enough to be employed. Unfortunately for A&F, they seemed to fail to take into consideration the fact that their target demographic can no longer afford A&F's clothes now that their affluent parents aren't footing the bill. A&F has been in decline for years, with shrinking sales, declining stock value, and tons of stores closing.