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(Forbes)   The Founder of Lululemon Fine Ass Yoga Pants Company discover that 'Fat Shaming' is not acceptable when apologizing to some of his heavier customers   (forbes.com) divider line 256
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2013-11-13 09:43:15 AM
Fat Shaming used to be called Honesty.
 
2013-11-13 09:48:21 AM
The acronym works better if you remove "yoga," subby.
 
2013-11-13 09:49:48 AM
Don't mind me, just bookmarking this thread for the future
 
2013-11-13 09:50:31 AM
Well, elevators have restrictions as to how many people can ride them.
Why can't pants have similar restrictions as to how many pounds of ass can be stuffed into a pair?
 
2013-11-13 09:54:31 AM
If there's one thing I love to see it's a broad who insists on wearing yoga pants despite the fact that her gams in them look like a garbage bag that has been overstuffed with mayonnaise.
 
2013-11-13 10:02:04 AM
That was less fat shaming and more refusing to admit that his overpriced, overhyped clothing line is made out of cheap shiat materials.

The size of the wearer aside, if you design clothing for a physical activity other than standing there and not moving much, it needs to be able to take a bit of rubbing.
 
2013-11-13 10:04:54 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: If there's one thing I love to see it's a broad who insists on wearing yoga pants despite the fact that her gams in them look like a garbage bag that has been overstuffed with mayonnaise.


And then watching her try to walk around without the friction setting her pants on fire.
 
2013-11-13 10:17:32 AM
I can't wait until this asshole goes out of business or sinks into oblivion. The only thing that pisses me off than someone who insults his f*cking client base is a Randroid.

Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.

Not to mention the fact that you have one job, to make a product that works. Your product is stretch pants, which is a f*cking commodity, and your one job is making something that is comfortable and that people can't see through.  FAIL.
 
2013-11-13 10:25:14 AM

scottydoesntknow: Don't mind me, just bookmarking this thread for the future


There's a smoking hot girl I work with who wears yoga pants almost every day.  She was wearing them today, and stuck trying to get the sugar out from the back of the floor-level cabinet it was in.

evilengineering.com

/I know, my post is useless without pics
 
2013-11-13 10:28:50 AM
I have no idea what these so called "yoga pants" are, perhaps someone could post a few examples of what they might look like
 
2013-11-13 10:35:52 AM

NuttierThanEver: I have no idea what these so called "yoga pants" are, perhaps someone could post a few examples of what they might look like


Link Probably NSFW

Here's a sample
cdn.girlsinyogapants.com
 
2013-11-13 10:36:23 AM

bdub77: Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.


You know what they say about elephants.
 
2013-11-13 10:38:33 AM
BROTIP: Hot chicks don't like assholes, being an asshole to someone in front of them won't win you points.  Hot chicks sympathize with all women.
 
2013-11-13 10:43:50 AM

reillan: There's a smoking hot girl I work with who wears yoga pants almost every day. She was wearing them today, and stuck trying to get the sugar out from the back of the floor-level cabinet it was in.


College campuses.  Almost ALL the girls wear yoga pants everywhere.  It's AMAZING.

And then that 250lb girl walks past in yoga pants and your face melts like a Nazi opening the Ark.
 
2013-11-13 10:44:13 AM
Aw, everyone is focusing on the pants and not the beauty of this non-apology apology: "I'm sad. I'm really sad. I'm sad for the repercussions of my actions."
 
2013-11-13 10:46:51 AM

DemonEater: reillan: There's a smoking hot girl I work with who wears yoga pants almost every day. She was wearing them today, and stuck trying to get the sugar out from the back of the floor-level cabinet it was in.

College campuses.  Almost ALL the girls wear yoga pants everywhere.  It's AMAZING.

And then that 250lb girl walks past in yoga pants and your face melts like a Nazi opening the Ark.


omg... I worked at a college campus right as that trend was starting, and a girl I had a thing for would wear black tights as if they were yoga pants.  I... I just...

I'll be in my bunk
 
2013-11-13 10:54:26 AM

rumpelstiltskin: bdub77: Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.

You know what they say about elephants.


I almost said that.
 
2013-11-13 10:57:12 AM
normally I like to move slowly, post one pic per post, maybe a funny caption.

Not today, got a meeting in 5 and I need to get this started, I'll need the smile after the meeting...

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ok, that should get this rolling
 
2013-11-13 11:14:55 AM
Oh, don't mind me, I'm just moseying through. What? You mean this post will help me find this thread in the future? How fortuitous!
 
2013-11-13 11:16:14 AM

Forty-Two: Aw, everyone is focusing on the pants and not the beauty of this non-apology apology: "I'm sad. I'm really sad. I'm sad for the repercussions of my actions."


If you continue, he also apologizes to a lot of other people.  No one fat, however.
 
2013-11-13 11:22:06 AM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2013-11-13 11:29:30 AM

nmrsnr: Oh, don't mind me, I'm just moseying through. What? You mean this post will help me find this thread in the future? How fortuitous!


good, glad I'm not the only one to come in here to do exactly this
 
2013-11-13 11:35:12 AM
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Ok, now it's bookmarked.
 
2013-11-13 11:36:42 AM
Bro Tip: You can never apologize enough to make a fat woman happy.
 
2013-11-13 11:36:56 AM
Remember when they were called tights?
 
2013-11-13 11:37:41 AM
I bought a pair of their men's track pants.  They're pretty comfortable- I also got to see a bunch of hotties trying on their yoga pants while I waited for mine to be tailored.  That was a good day.
 
2013-11-13 11:39:03 AM

Superjew: Bro Tip: You can never apologize enough to make a fat woman happy.




There's a lot of wisdom in this comment.
 
2013-11-13 11:39:41 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I bought a pair of their men's track pants.  They're pretty comfortable- I also got to see a bunch of hotties trying on their yoga pants while I waited for mine to be tailored.  That was a good day.


You get your track pants tailored? Do you need to be at your Crossfit gym in 26 minutes?
 
2013-11-13 11:40:14 AM

bdub77: I can't wait until this asshole goes out of business or sinks into oblivion. The only thing that pisses me off than someone who insults his f*cking client base is a Randroid.

Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.

Not to mention the fact that you have one job, to make a product that works. Your product is stretch pants, which is a f*cking commodity, and your one job is making something that is comfortable and that people can't see through.  FAIL.


Uh, you sound zaftig.
 
2013-11-13 11:40:42 AM
Nothing you can say will make fat people not angry.  On with the pictures!
 
2013-11-13 11:41:01 AM
Sounds more to me like he was apologizing to the people who work at his company for the bad press he has gotten them. Which is fair enough, as far as it goes.

But I'm forced to wonder: is he wrong? It's true that not all body types are flattered by all clothing styles, and it's equally true that there is no one clothing style that flatters all body types. There are even some combinations of body type and clothing style that do not work well together, not merely due to aesthetics, but also due to mechanics. What is wrong in what he said?
 
2013-11-13 11:41:10 AM
You guys leaving bookmarks are pathetic.
 
2013-11-13 11:42:12 AM
www.mindposts.com
Now you've done it!  You have pushed around this Randian Superhero for the last time!  He has no choice but to GO GALT!  He's going to be zooming around on trains and having dramatic romances with the six girls who are into Ayn Rand, and you can't come!

What will you do now without your $100 sweatpants?  There is no way you prarasites cant hope to attain sweatpants again now that Chip Wilson has GONE GALT!   Only a true Randian superhero could ever hope to master the art of contract textile manufacturing.  You'll see.
 
2013-11-13 11:42:18 AM

Forty-Two: Aw, everyone is focusing on the pants and not the beauty of this non-apology apology: "I'm sad. I'm really sad. I'm sad for the repercussions of my actions."


It is an artful phony apology.
 
2013-11-13 11:42:21 AM
the "apology" youtube was pretty worthless.  and someone who looks that creepy shouldn't be shaming anyone for their looks.
 
2013-11-13 11:42:27 AM
Dammit! Why do these threads start during the workday? I have a bunch of hotties in yoga pants pictures on my home PC. I can't google these pics at work, so I'm stuck being an observer instead of a contributor.

/Hmmmm, I should put those pics in my Dropbox folder...
 
2013-11-13 11:42:44 AM
Chip Wilson is a turbo douchenozzle.

(yes, I know blog sucks but about sums it up.)
 
2013-11-13 11:43:16 AM

sammyk: NuttierThanEver: I have no idea what these so called "yoga pants" are, perhaps someone could post a few examples of what they might look like

Link Probably NSFW

Here's a sample
[cdn.girlsinyogapants.com image 600x380]


Norton blocked a virus attack after I clicked that link.  Might have been a coincidence; it's not the only odd place on the Inner-webs I've been, today
 
2013-11-13 11:43:45 AM
As someone suggested in an earlier thread, those customers should be shopping at MumuLemon instead.

/Fark's special offer for today: 1 free bookmark with every post
 
2013-11-13 11:46:47 AM

namegoeshere: That was less fat shaming and more refusing to admit that his overpriced, overhyped clothing line is made out of cheap shiat materials.

The size of the wearer aside, if you design clothing for a physical activity other than standing there and not moving much, it needs to be able to take a bit of rubbing.


THIS! He makes a shiat product and then blames women's bodies. And not just fat women, all women because the funny thing is most people's thighs touch each other a little (men and women I might add)-not as much as an overweight person of course but the fact remains most of the population will have "friction" between the thighs

//that last half-sentence kinda sounded dirty
 
2013-11-13 11:47:07 AM

bdub77: I can't wait until this asshole goes out of business or sinks into oblivion. The only thing that pisses me off than someone who insults his f*cking client base is a Randroid.

Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.

Not to mention the fact that you have one job, to make a product that works. Your product is stretch pants, which is a f*cking commodity, and your one job is making something that is comfortable and that people can't see through.  FAIL.


You sound fat...
 
2013-11-13 11:47:25 AM
For some reason, I'm reminded of this: (maybe NSFW? there's a cartoon butt)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u0EL_u4nvw
 
2013-11-13 11:48:34 AM

bdub77: I can't wait until this asshole goes out of business or sinks into oblivion. The only thing that pisses me off than someone who insults his f*cking client base is a Randroid.

Does this guy think that some fat people don't eventually become thin people? And those people will have a good memory.

Not to mention the fact that you have one job, to make a product that works. Your product is stretch pants, which is a f*cking commodity, and your one job is making something that is comfortable and that people can't see through.  FAIL.



But what if the overweight women he insulted are not his client base. If I learned anything from high school movies (and actual high school) is that the mean skinny biatches don't really care if someone insults the oveweight girls. In fact, they are the first ones to make fun of them and stoke those body image issues. Maybe there are enough of those girls buying the pants for his company to make $$$ and they don't need to appeal to a wider market.
 
2013-11-13 11:48:47 AM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I bought a pair of their men's track pants.  They're pretty comfortable- I also got to see a bunch of hotties trying on their yoga pants while I waited for mine to be tailored.  That was a good day.


I don't know what's worse- buying $100 track pants or getting them tailored.
 
2013-11-13 11:49:12 AM

Forty-Two: Aw, everyone is focusing on the pants and not the beauty of this non-apology apology: "I'm sad. I'm really sad. I'm sad for the repercussions of my actions."


It sounded like he lost his mother to me.
 
2013-11-13 11:49:50 AM

Thisbymaster: Nothing you can say will make fat people not angry.


All you can eat?
 
2013-11-13 11:50:37 AM

sweetmelissa31: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I bought a pair of their men's track pants.  They're pretty comfortable- I also got to see a bunch of hotties trying on their yoga pants while I waited for mine to be tailored.  That was a good day.

I don't know what's worse- buying $100 track pants or getting them tailored.


Are you saying he's the sort of dude who needs to get to the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2013-11-13 11:51:05 AM

Barfmaker: You guys leaving bookmarks are pathetic.

 
2013-11-13 11:51:26 AM

kbronsito: Maybe there are enough of those girls buying the pants for his company to make $$$ and they don't need to appeal to a wider market.


LOL.
 
2013-11-13 11:52:03 AM

Rapmaster2000: [www.mindposts.com image 622x480]
Now you've done it!  You have pushed around this Randian Superhero for the last time!  He has no choice but to GO GALT!  He's going to be zooming around on trains and having dramatic romances with the six girls who are into Ayn Rand, and you can't come!

What will you do now without your $100 sweatpants?  There is no way you prarasites cant hope to attain sweatpants again now that Chip Wilson has GONE GALT!   Only a true Randian superhero could ever hope to master the art of contract textile manufacturing.  You'll see.



You'd think that "Rational Self-Interest" should result in him not making idiotic comments that insult his customers.

By now, it's hard to expect Wilson to ever be less than a blunt object when talking about his company. In addition to claiming factory workers in "the Orient" work 16 hour days just to reap a fat wad of cash, and peddling tote bags emblazoned with "Who is John Galt" in a nod to Ayn Rand's polarizing ideology,  a 2009 blog post about the founding of the company, he claimed "Females no longer had to 'make' relationships work because with birth control came a sense of financial and life control. A sense of equality was established because women no longer had to relinquish their independence to a male provider." The link to that original post redirects to lululemon's home page and the cached copy is no longer available.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/lydiadishman/2013/11/08/lululemons-bigge st -problem-is-a-founder-with-foot-in-mouth-disease/
 
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