Media Musings Blog Archive The new defenders of decency It a valuable lesson that CEO of Abercrombie Fitch, Michael Jeffries, is learning on a daily basis.
In a 2006 interview with news site Salon, Mr Jeffries openly declared the brand to the all American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends With its resurfacing, retail industry analyst Robin Lewis suggested Jeffries want his core customers to see people who aren as hot as them wearing his clothing. beg to differ. While there may indeed be a dozen different selfies clogging your newsfeed, or an alarming amount of ignorant tweets on what constitutes racism, the near universal disgust at Abercrombie Fitch should demonstrate a growing awareness at what we view as morally ethical. Want further proof we moving in a direction? Two recent technological advances (read: made by students at the University of California) include a map that visualises hate speech statistics in America while another application calculates whether you sexist on Twitter. Their aim is to point out that it is ignorance that keeps us making the same mistakes and igniting the same old arguments: it ignorance these new sites aim to address. Pick your or phobia: they stand just as great a chance as trickling through to the next generation if we willing to let the insults stand. If it means brands and public figures censor their true thoughts, there little loss. If it means that the ideas we trying to sow will take root with less opposition to face, the millennials have proven willing. For now, there work to be done. And Mr Stein? Watch us. abercrombie and fitch, Awareness, change, free speech, hate map, homophobia, michael jeffries, millenials, political correctness, public property, racism, sexism, Social media, twee q Posted under: Blogging, Social media Dated: May 17 2013 While Gen Y certainly isn entirely indifferent to the problems of the world, there IS a culture of where we are lead to to believe that simply BEING AWARE louis vuitton alma ioffer of an issue is enough to solve it. Nothing wrong with raising awareness but it needs solid concrete action to back it up. The Greg Karber video reeks of self centered white dude saving the helpless poor (KONY 2012 flashback anyone?) with no understanding of how to create meaningful change. Sure, it made a point that the Abercrombie CEO was blatantly wrong. But how is giving branded t shirts helping get people off the street? 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