This whole Abercrombie and Fitch thing makes me angry, but probably not for the reason you think.
While I agree whole-heartedly that the company's CEO Mike Jeffries is an ass, and shouldn't have made the remarks he did about marketing to "cool" kids who have a certain "look", this isn't really the great revelation everyone thinks it is. Abercrombie has had a cloud of disdain for us 'regular folks' for years. The CEO has made other inflammatory remarks before -- he's infamous for it -- but somehow this time people are outraged and want him to carry clothes for women over a size 10.
I haven't seen a size 10 in YEARS, but that's beside the point. Let's forget that A&F's clothes are horrendously overpriced, and that the CEO is about as appealing as a roadkill smorgasbord. Abercrombie is his store and he's entitled to market to whomever he damn well pleases whether the rest of us like it or not.
Lane Bryant, CJ Banks, Torrid, and a host of other retail chains market to the 14+ crowd, but no one is picketing outside their stores demanding they carry smaller sizes. It's exclusionary – why isn't anyone getting upset with them?
Think about it, people. All stores exclude someone. Apple stores don't carry any other brand – even though it'd be awesome if I could go in to pick up a Dell while I'm at the mall. Victoria's Secret doesn't have a men's line – pure gender prejudice, if you ask me. Let's protest! Carters, the Children's Place, Justice they all cater to kids -- should we force them to sell adult clothing too?
Abercrombie and Fitch is destined to become irrelevant. The CEO's remarks may hasten its demise or they may not, but while it's still here, it has every right to sell any product it wants. If you don't like Jeffries, disagree with his marketing choices, or just don't like the clothing, then don't shop there. It's that simple. The store is under no obligation to add to its product line up just because their leader offended the populace.