Abercromie & Fitch “hi-jabs” Muslims on the chin

Posted: October 6, 2009 in Above the Fold, Religion Potpourri, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Abercromie & Kvetch

Abercromie & Kvetch

I’m not a big fashion buff. That’s not to say I can’t rock my “Metrosexual.” Child, please.

However, you know the stores with the blaring music that would an airplane engineer scream, “Would you turn that crap off?” Yeah, the same ones that smell like a house of ill repute walked through the place?

In other words, Abercrombie & Fitch. Yeah, it’s just that place. I loathe that store.

And now, apparently so will Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam thanks to this story in Yahoo! news.

Last week the EEOC filed suit against Abercrombie on behalf of Samantha Elauf, a 19-year-old community college student from Tulsa, Okla., who is Muslim. The suit alleges that Abercrombie “refused to hire Ms. Elauf because she wears a hijab, claiming that the wearing of the headgear was prohibited by its Look Policy,” or employee dress code.

The “look policy”. Nice. I hope they are looking when a throng of bow-tie brothers with attitude come banging on their door in the nearby mall because this is borderline comical.

According to Abercromie’s “Look Policy,” associates must wear clothing that is consistent with A&F brand or not wear the color black.

In other words, if you shop in the kids’ section, think underage booty calls are perfectly acceptable or attack your jeans with a rugged hacksaw, welcome to this place.

When contacted for a response, Abercrombie & Fitch issued the following statement: “We cannot comment on pending litigation. We have a strong equal-opportunity policy, and we accommodate religious beliefs and practices when possible. We are confident that the litigation of this matter will demonstrate that we have followed the law in every respect.”

I’m sure they did, but tell me dudes… like, how does a hijab mess with the righteous brand and sweet “look policy” anyway?

If the girl interviewed with a headscarf on, what in the world made you think she would go home, call her Imam and tell him, “My apologies, but this place rocks. So much for the covering. Peace.”

This is a company that sells not clothes and God-awful cologne, but sex. Plain and simple. And I suppose a religious head covering doesn’t really play with that pre-pubescent angst the store managers require.

Either way, this is more of “what goes around, comes around.” Welcome to the real world, Abercromie because Ms. Elauf will go “fitch” her winnings very soon. (Thanks, I’m here all week long).

  1. Aaron says:

    Your opinion is total B…S… (To the OP)
    Abercrombie and Fitch has a POLICY on their dress code.
    If somebody can’t follow it, then don’t work there.

    (By the way, this lawsuit is the reason why I didn’t get a job at Abercrombie last week)

    • hiscrivener says:

      They also have a “policy” only to hire certain types of people. When they do it, it’s all in the name of brand equity. When churches do it, it’s illegal. I don’t mind the practice. I mind the hypocrisy. And sorry about the gig. There’s always the Gap.

  2. gcmwatch says:

    That’s not to say I can’t rock my “Metrosexual.” Child, please.

    Funny. Funny. Funny!

  3. Ross L. Gillum says:

    Should have admitted…..my humor comes from growing up on a small ranch in West Texas. Too hot for Hijabs there!! 🙂

  4. Ross L. Gillum says:

    🙂 Glad to give you the chuckle!

  5. hiscrivener says:

    “Little Miss Mohammadette.”

    Man, I fell out of my chair. Nice. 🙂

  6. Ross L. Gillum says:

    Jeepers!!! I never thought I would hope A&F would come out on the “winning” end of a lawsuit! This is so comical in a way, as both parties are insulted by Christian lifestyles. A&F would have no problem…..and probably has exercised their perogative to eliminate Christian applicants based on their refusal to wear sensual and revealing clothing……or maybe Christians simply know better than to apply. What little miss Mohammadette is pulling is another Islamic push to change our nation and next we will be fighting to stop unconstitutional Sharia from crawling into our private lives and our courts….oh yeah, too late huh….like the Dad in Dallas that murdered his daughter….an “honor” killing, and the guy in NY that had to kill his wife for “honor”. These are just 2 instances across our nation, and in all cases the cry out from the Muslim populace is “We need Sharia Law”. It is part of our “religion”. God help us to get rid of both A&F and this dreaded dictatorship representing itself as a religion.

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