This just goes to show that your past will always come back to haunt you. In a 2006 Slate interview, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries was quoted saying, "Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don't alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either."
Attention to his comments on selling to attractive people only resurfaced again this year when Business Insider featured them in a piece that highlighted the company's avoidance of tackling the plus-size market.