Kirstie Alley to Abercrombie & Fitch: You Suck!

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Abercrombie & Fitch has lost another customer in Kirstie Alley.

The star blasted A&F CEO Mike Jeffries for his remarks in which he admitted he only wants thin, cool, attractive people in his clothes, and stores.

"Candidly," he said. "We go after the popular kids. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."

Kirstie Alley, Body

Alley, who is also candid, and has struggled with her weight, was not impressed.

The star, 62, told ET, "So Abercrombie clothes are for people who are cool and look a certain way and are beautiful and are thin' and blah, blah, blah, blah."

"That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie."

Nor will her two young adult kids, William, 20, and Lillie, 18.

"I’ve got two kids in that demographic," she says. "But they will never walk in those doors because of his view of people ... forget women, his view of just people.”

Alley isn't the only celebrity to slam the store.

Sophia Bush, earlier this week, tweeted "Such a letdown to see that Abercrombie, a company geared toward teens, lets their CEO speak like this."

Backlash against the company also prompted a viral video campaign, "#FitchTheHomeless," in which filmmaker Greg Karber attempts to "re-brand" A&F.

By giving A&F clothes to homeless people:

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Yep, I'll never shop there again. Wait! I never did. LOL As for Kirstie, she shoots from the hip, and I like that.

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She is right. But, she does seem kind of opinionated to me.

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@ Ernest

She is indeed, a straight-shooter, not a mamby pamby milquetoast afraid to say what they feel.

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I wish I were kewl. : ( Maybe if I put on some Abercrombie...

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Even though I can actually afford to pay 100 bucks for a pair of jeans, I would rather go naked then wear A&F. This guys a total d-bag

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I APPLAUD Kirstie Alley for speaking out about this!!!!! To me, that Mike Jeffries jerk looks like an ignorant horse's-ass. Furthermore, I hope that Jeffries gets swamped with HATE MAIL...24/7 AND BEYOND!!!!! Asshole.

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I wouldn't insult the homeless by giving them A&F clothing. I'd rather see a public burning...then give a homeless person something nice to wear from another brand.

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To be fair, he never actually said his clothes were exclusively for thin, beautiful people; what he actually said was that they were for the cool kids which I think is fair enough. That said, I've always looked upon the brand as pretty pretentious and over-priced with those that wear it having more money than sense...

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@ Fola

He didn't have to say it outright. It was implied, and his meaning shouldn't be overlooked.

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Shamu should star in a remake of Gone With the Wind. There's bound to be a drape or two sewn together that will fit her.

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@ MontanaTrace

He didn't have to say it outright. It was implied, and his meaning shouldn't be overlooked.

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@ MontanaTrace

shame on you

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Weren't the A&F store struggling to stay open? I guess things improved so much that they can turn off a demographic that buys clothes they sell.

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Give all the A&F clothing to the Homeless people. I think that this CEO is going to get major smack over this

Kirstie Alley Biography

Kirstie Alley Picture Kirstie Alley is an actress best known for her role in the TV show Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987–1993, winning... More »
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Wichita, Kansas
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Kirsten Louise Alley
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