Yesterday I came across this article
Of course I did what all people do…quickly share the link on my Facebook page and then came the tidal wave came. Comment after comment. Some were as pissed off as I was, some were giving the man a virtual high five because afterall we have the right to Freedom of speech. But to be quite honest - I didn’t have time to elaborate my true feelings on my Facebook page - so I thought I’d elaborate more here.
I’m not pissed off at this article because the guy refuses to make clothes that fit my body type. I’m 34 years old and have no ambition to wear anything in his store. Does he have the right to run his business the way he wants to, absolutely!! Does he have the right to only want to sell to a certain size of individuals – he sure does! I’m pissed off because being the mother of two girls I have tried to raise them to believe that everyone is beautiful in their own right. Tall, short, big or skinny. Beautiful comes in all shapes and sizes. I’m pissed off that this man in his position of influence has the ability to make millions of kids out there think that they are not beautiful, cool or they are down right UN POPULAR because they don’t fit in his clothes. Kids are so impressionable and it’s people like this jerk off who are making them feel less and less about themselves. Take it from me… I struggled with self image for a long time until finally as an adult I accepted myself for who I was and for the first time in my whole life felt beautiful no matter my size.
Plain and simple, I’m a size 16 – WAAAAY ABOVE his SKINNY STANDARDS so I guess that makes me “ugly” by his standards.
I’ll take Ugly and “un-cool” any day Mike…if that means you are the poster child of “beautiful and cool”
In short – from a mother to the a CEO I’d like to say this….
Mike – Thank you for making it easy to choose where my “fat ugly un-cool ass” spends my hard earned money to dress my two daughters. You’ve also made it very clear that as a mother I have a bigger job to do in informing my children on the facts one being that you can be the thinnest girl in the room with tags on their clothes that scream your label but if their hearts are as shallow as yours – your true “friends” will be far and few between. Furthermore, I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of your stores…size 16 or not. The smell is about as disgusting as the words that come out of your mouth.
Whew…I’m spent. Time for lunch!