So Abercrombie & Fitch has been accused yet again of hiring based on looks. A French watchdog agency announced last week that they would probe whether or not the teen clothing line is guilty of hiring only good-looking salespeople for a flagship store on fashion capital Paris, France’s Champs-Elysees avenue.
I think you already know the answer to that question. But if you have any doubt, just hit that button and watch that video of the tasty hot male models who often stroll around outside on the street to draw in horny females — I mean, potential shoppers.
I can understand why the Defender of Rights watchdog group would be interested in checking out these Abercrombie & Fitch boys very, very carefully. In fact, if they send me all their photos, I’ll be glad to help them with the inspection.
Defender spokesperson Slimane Laoufi told AFP that Abercrombie & Fitch describes the good-looking hunks as models. However, the watchdog believes that they’re also salesmen. And that’s a problem because Defender thinks ugly dudes should have the same shot at sales jobs as the hot ones.
OK, I realize that the group is right. Looks-based hiring discrimination is just plain wrong. We mere mortals who cry at the sight of a mirror need work just as much and probably more than the cuties who can get by with a smile.
But considering that these models are asked to strut their stuff without shirts in public, I would appreciate it if Abercrombie & Fitch would continue to go somewhat easy on my eyes.
Earlier this year, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries enjoyed a brief moment of being the most hated man in America when some of his cruel looks-based comments came to light.
I’m reasonably confident that Abercrombie & Fitch does have some looks-based hiring practices. Whether or not the French can put a stop to it is another question.
Here’s the latest hottie tweeted by the label:
Get to know A&F Star on the Rise, Jacob Artist! Check out his bio and Q&A at http://t.co/x71zIzKGau! pic.twitter.com/mxXv57CsJF
— Abercrombie & Fitch (@Abercrombie) July 27, 2013
Is it wrong to say I could care less about this young man’s bio? Take off your shirt, and stop pretending we love you for your mind.
Is anyone out there really surprised that Abercrombie & Fitch stands accused of hiring good-looking salesmen?