Abercrombie & Fitch continues to receive an avalanche of bad PR this year. The latest example? A former employee dishing on the corporate environment.
From drunken office antics to image-obsessed corporate policies and a need to court controversy, the worker tells Cosmo that it's even worse than you think.
Even at the corporate level, Abercrombie aims to offend consumers, he says.
It was already doing so long before CEO Mike Jeffries slammed fat girls and unleashed a torrent of criticism this year. The former employee explains:
"When The Situation sued us, people were very happy about it."
"It was like, 'Bring it on, this is free advertising.' The shirts are designed to be widely offensive on purpose, to make parents upset and get them to sue the company."