• Photo Phriday: BIG controversy

    09.30.11

    It's almost the weekend and we are giving our work clothes a break and jumping into something a little more comfortable. My comfy outfit includes an American Apparel v-neck tshirt, a sweatshirt from my alma mater and yoga pants. This weekend, it may change a bit in light of some American Apparel controversy I learned about this week.

    It was striking to read about the sex slave allegations against CEO Dov Charney (not sure how we got past that one) and now American Apparel is back in the negative limelight. 22 year old Nancy Upton caught wind of a contest from the LA based brand to find the "next BIG thing" and was disgusted by what she read. The company was looking to find a plus size model to be part of a new campaign to promote the additional sizes added the notoriously "small size" clothing line:

    Think you are the Next BIG Thing?

    Calling curvy ladies everywhere! Our best-selling Disco Pant (and around 10 other sexy styles) are now available in size XL, for those of us who need a little extra wiggle room where it counts. We're looking for fresh faces (and curvaceous bods) to fill these babies out. If you think you've got what it takes to be the next XLent model, send us photos of you and your junk to back it up.

    Disgusted by AA's approach, Upton decided to model and submit herself for the contest, and she won! The controversy continues with AA denying her the crown of contest winner. With no end to this saga in sight (read more about it on Upton's blog) I have decided to boycott my AA clothing and felt it was my duty to share one of her images for photo phriday!

     

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    TGIPP (and you go girl!)

     

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