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They were surprised that people would think these were racist?

Here is a link to the story: <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/BUSINESS/asia/04/19/sanfran.abercrombie.reut/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2002/BUSINESS/asia/04/19/sanfran.abercrombie.reut/index.html</a>

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Just goes to show you.

1. Being "cutting edge" and a wise-ass isn't always the thing.

2. People should lighten up when #1 doesn't go over as planned.

I blame everyone. A&F for being so chowderheaded. How could they (in this era of hypersensitive, multicultural awareness and over-the-top political correctness) NOT think people wouldn't be offended/pissed?

:eek:

Then I blame the whole college-aged, "gotta-be-culturally-sensitive-no-matter-what" squad who actually can take time out of their days to get all up in arms about this. Don't like it? Don't buy the ****ing T-shirt.

I can't believe this is the best we can up with, in way of a "crisis" or truly impactful news.

People are blowing themselves up at bus stops and Baretta just got thrown into the Gray Bar Motel...and people are getting their panties in a wad over some lame, trendy T-shirt by some lame, trendy company.

Anyone stupid enough to pay $25 for a goddamn T-shirt deserves to have their sensibilities offended. Asian or otherwise.

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damn straight pscates!


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post #4 of 19
Abercrombie and Fitch. Racism apart, are there really any guys in here who could honestly wear that kind of stuff and feel comfortable? They don't make anything that looks remotely OK!
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[quote]Originally posted by Samantha Joanne Ollendale:
<strong>Abercrombie and Fitch. Racism apart, are there really any guys in here who could honestly wear that kind of stuff and feel comfortable? They don't make anything that looks remotely OK!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well I sometimes wear Abercrombie. I don't know, IMO some of their stuff is ok, but their stupid t-shirts for $25 are just ridiculous. I can get the same things in places like Hollister and American Eagle for $12-15.
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[quote]Abercrombie and Fitch. Racism apart, are there really any guys in here who could honestly wear that kind of stuff and feel comfortable? They don't make anything that looks remotely OK! <hr></blockquote>

Yeah, in fact I'm wearing a T-Shirt my sister gave me made by them right now. Got some sort of personal problem with the company?

Everybody loves to hate Abercrombie. They're a company like any other, not some Nazi federation.

Edit: Hehe, me and EmAn replied at the same time.

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post #7 of 19
This is just hilarious:

[quote]"The thought was that everyone would love them, especially the Asian community. We thought they were cheeky, irreverent and funny and everyone would love them. But that has not been the case."<hr></blockquote>

They actually thought Asian people would love them. Jeeeeesus christ.

Just like I bet blacks would love a shirt with 2 Buckwheat looking guys on the front saying "We dun picked da cotton fer dis shirt uhselves."

Unreal.

Oh, and take a look at this sign:



These girls wouldn't know a good design idea if it jumped up and bit their clams.

"Uh, I didn't think 'discriminates' had so many letters..."

Ah shit, the whole thing is just a big laughfest.



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post #8 of 19
Calvin gets the award for the funniest post.



I'm still laughing!
post #9 of 19
[quote]Originally posted by Calvin:
<strong>These girls wouldn't know a good design idea if it jumped up and bit their clams.
]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Uhhh...pardon the stupid question, but are "clams" north of the naval or south?

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post #10 of 19
Funny isn't it. When there's the "Fighting Whities," nobody cries racist! But when it's "Two Wongs make it white" it's racist? I think these shirts are absolutely hilarious!!! AND SO DO MY ASIAN FRIENDS!!! Most people say it's racist because they think they're supposed too. They are told that they are supposed to be offended and don't really know why they are offended by this material.

For the record, I picked mine up last week. They're going on ebay for $300, sounds like some quick $.
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[quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:
<strong>Funny isn't it. When there's the "Fighting Whities," nobody cries racist!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Umm, I think you missed the point completely on the "Fighting Whites" thing. That was used by a college intramural team to draw attention to the mascot of a local high school (that they considered to be) derogatory toward Native Americans. They weren't trying to sell shitty, overpriced t-shirts.
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[quote]Originally posted by agent302:
<strong>

Umm, I think you missed the point completely on the "Fighting Whites" thing. That was used by a college intramural team to draw attention to the mascot of a local high school (that they considered to be) derogatory toward Native Americans. They weren't trying to sell shitty, overpriced t-shirts.</strong><hr></blockquote>
A cartoon of a stereotypical white man and a funny phrase. Sounds like the exact same type of shirt to me. I know their intended message but it didn't work.
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[quote]Originally posted by G4Dude:
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A cartoon of a stereotypical white man and a funny phrase. Sounds like the exact same type of shirt to me. I know their intended message but it didn't work.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Not at all. 1) They expected to start controversy. 2) They had a cause, which, whether or not their message got through, makes them not as stupid as Abercrombie. Frankly, I'm biased because I think most of Abercrombie's shit is ugly as hell to begin with, but comparing these two cases isn't relevant because they don't at all have anything to do with each other.
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post #14 of 19
I don't know. I make fun of my chinese-american roommate an awful lot, but it's pretty lighthearted, and then he just counters with a whiteboy joke.

Not racist, just stupid. Cali kids like to protest. How long have we known this?
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post #15 of 19
In protest I am going to wear my
"GOIN FUKINUTS"
Dunkin Donuts T-shirt all day today.
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post #16 of 19
[quote]I can get the same things in places like Hollister<hr></blockquote>

Funny thing is, Abercrombie owns Hollister.

[quote]For the record, I picked mine up last week. They're going on ebay for $300, sounds like some quick $. <hr></blockquote>

You can still order them out of the Quarterly. Item 2758, $24.50. Congratulations, I just saved you 275.50 :cool:
post #17 of 19
[quote]Funny thing is, Abercrombie owns Hollister. <hr></blockquote>

I know that, that's why I said I could get the same thing at Hollister. What's up with the shirts being $10 cheaper at Hollister? That's what I never understood.
post #18 of 19
I just noticed this thread and had to comment.

I think this whole thing is BS and shows the hyper-sensitivity of PC America.

But the real reason Im posting...

I know the guy who originally started this whole campaign. A few of us went to Halloween in SF 2 years ago (where he lives). This guy dressed up like one of those 'Wong Bros'...TOTALLY stereotypical.

At the time, I thought he had a good sense of humor, but now I just think he is a hypocrite. What is he saying? The stereotype is funny as long as an asian american is the one controlling it?

The original article I read about this (in a SF paper) quoted someone who didn't understand what the fuss was about because 'you could probably go to China Town and buy a dozen shirts like that.'
post #19 of 19
What was A/F thinking?

$$$, of course.

Right on target.
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