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RIS: Abercrombie’s New Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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Follow up to the story of the Abercrombie & Fitch CEO’s harmful remarks (read Post 1 and Post 2).

More than 68,000 people signed a petition posted on by eating disorder survivor Benjamin O’Keefe that held Abercrombie & Fitch accountable for comments Jeffries made shaming plus-sized teenagers. O’Keefe met with Abercrombie executives and advocates with the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)at Abercrombie’s headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, to discuss the online consumer outrage sparked by the CEO’s controversial comments.

After the meeting, the retailer issued a public apology for Jeffries’ comments, and pledged to take steps to show their commitment against bullying and to creating a store culture where all customers are welcome.

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