Recently the fitness wear company Lululemons founder Chip Wilson has made some comments that have caused a back lash from women everywhere. Wilson said that “some women’s bodies just don’t work” for the pants.
Personally I don’t know how to feel. Is this a repeat of when CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael S. Jeffries “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids” and excluding a group of consumers of their brand?
When Wilson said “Even our small sizes would fit an extra large, [but] It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there … over a period of time, and how much they use it,” was there something else he ment? Was he just stating that peoples thighs rub together and mess up pants? If so, I’m not offended. Mine do. Who cares! Or was he saying that if your thighs rub together you should not wear his brand? If so, hes W-R-O-N-G!
There is enough pressure upon everyone to look a certain way and these clothing company leaders do not need to pile on more pressure.
So when life gives you lululemons, first think: Do my thighs rub together? Just kidding, when life give you lululemons, decide if what Chip Wilson said has offended you. And if you’re okay with it, wear ’em. And if you’re not, don’t.
Just remember, “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” , Roald Dahl.