Morse’s article was posted online last Monday morning, and by Monday afternoon, Abercrombie executives were denying everything: Yes, they had yanked the Christmas quarterly right at the start of the Christmas shopping season—but no, the boycotts had nothing to do with it. They denied the company had been receiving calls from the public. Hampton Carney, a spokesman for the company, told reporters that Abercrombie simply needed the counter space for a new perfume display.
Sure they did. They not only peddle porn—they don’t tell the truth.
Abercrombie says the spring issue of the quarterly will hit the stores in January—and it will be just like it has always been. If so, pro-family groups will continue this boycott, because this is a fight we must win.
Call us here at BreakPoint (1-877-3-CALLBP), and we’ll tell you what you can do in this boycott. Christians are called to be salt and light—and that includes protecting kids from sexual sewage and lifestyle advice that would destroy them if they took it.
Contact Abercrombie & Fitch and let them know how you feel about their quarterly publication: Michael Jeffries, CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch, 6301 Fitch Path, New Albany, OH 43054; Phone 614-283-6500.
For further reading and information:
Learn more about the boycott against Abercrombie & Fitch.
Call 1-877-322-5527 to request the fact sheet “How to Keep Your Kids ‘Unbranded,’” which includes facts and tips to help parents teach teens to understand how advertising and marketing works.
Read Joe Gibbs’s letter to Michael Jeffries, president of Abercrombie & Fitch.
Anne Morse, “ ‘Field Guide’ Bye-Bye ,” National Review Online, 1 December 2003.
Parija Bhatnagar, “ Stripping Abercrombie ,” CNN, 4 December 2003.
Parija Bhatnagar, “ Abercrombie: What’s the naked truth? ” CNN, 2 December 2003.
D. Parvaz, “ Nudity, sex articles in Abercrombie & Fitch ‘magalog’ draw fire ,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3 December 2003.
“Abercrombie ex-bosses: Pretty workers favored ,” Chicago Sun-Times, 7 December 2003.
Joseph Sabia, “ Abercrombie & Filth ,” Cornell Review, Freshman Issue 2001, 31 August 2001.
Karla Dial, “ Megan vs. A&F ,” Boundless, 6 February 2003.
Roberto Rivera, “ More Than Just Pants ,” Boundless, 10 June 1999.
William F. Buckley, Jr., “ Show your ID before reading ,” Townhall.com, 20 June 2001.
Martha Kleder, “ Abercrombie & Fitch Sells More Sex Than Clothes ,” Family Voice, September/October 2001.
Gina Dalfonzo, “ What Aren’t You Kids Doing!? ” BreakPoint Online, 4 June 2002.