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USA Gymnastics v. Abercrombie & Fitch

A new t-shirt available at Abercrombie & Fitch has raised the hackles of USA Gymnastics...

"USA Gymnastics feels that A&F has promoted this latest product in hopes of generating public outcry, attention, and media exposure for their brand."

http://msn.foxsports.com/story/3066986

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ex_divakimm
Oct. 9th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
i've always hated A&F and this really doesn't make me feel better about them. that thing about the "wong brothers" t-shirt is just flat out racist!
silverdee
Oct. 10th, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
My sister-in-law told me about a line of undies for girls they had on sale a few years back. The sayings on them were things like, "Sweet Cheeks" and "Young Buns". A&F had to pull them because people protested. I really do think they come up with things they know people will get agitated over to generate publicity. But it's so wrong to promote racism or child sexuality as a sales gimmick.
weather_fan
Oct. 10th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
I hated them before, but now I've tacked "with a passion" onto the phrase. Have you ever seen Paul or Morgan do the rings? It takes TALENT, Goddammit! Talent those cheesy slogan-writing hacks understand about as well as a jellyfish understands how to fly the Apollo Command Module. They better leave male gymnasts alone, or there WILL be a strong letter from me in their mailbox.

What'd you expect? I can't burn down the place.
silverdee
Oct. 10th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC)
I wondered if you had heard about this. Do write a letter. You are in their target demographic, I think, based on your age so a scathing missive might be worth sending.
weather_fan
Oct. 11th, 2004 06:23 pm (UTC)
I am strongly considering it. A well-written rebuttal would, if nothing else, give me a sense of having done something to combat rampant stupidity.
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