American Apparel's Quest to be Awful Forges On

American Apparel, as everyone knows, is on a quest to be awful. Although there's no denying that their t-shirts are very comfortable and their wages are very fair, fair wages and comfy t-shirts have been but minor obstacles in their much larger quest of hypersexualization, habitual harassment and all-around sleaziness. The quest hit a major triumph last night with their "Hurricane Sandy Sale," which offered those in affected states a 20% discount for the duration of the storm. How generous. If you're stuck in a powerless apartment, surrounded by water, you can take comfort in knowing you have a batch of comfy t-shirts, eye-searing leggings and navel-grazing v-neck tank-tops are on their way to soothe your troubles. Twitter didn't take kind to American Apparel's offer (although some noted the company has donated clothing to disaster relief in the past) and, as of this writing, they have yet to issue a statement ...

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Joshua

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Joshua commented…

This is in bad taste.

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Guest commented…

Very frustrating company.

alexjewell

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alexjewell commented…

For every 2 people that read this and become outraged, 1 will be pleased to hear about the sale and consider buying something... Have you heard of the phrase, "any press is good press?"

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Anonymous commented…

contrast this with the email I received this afternoon from the CEO of Fab.com:

Jason Goldberg, CEO ofFabhere with a brief message to our customers about Hurricane Sandy and Fab.Fab HQ.Fabs headquarters are in the West Village of New York City, at 95 Morton Street. 225 of our 650 team members worldwide work from our NYC offices. Our offices are 1 block from the Hudson river and our street and building were impacted by the storm. Our office is currently without power and it is closed until further notice. As our offices are on the 5th and 8th floors of the building, we are hopeful that there was no interior damage.Fab Warehouse.Fab operates out of two warehouses in New Jersey. Both of our warehouses are currently without power and thus are closed. As such, we are unable to ship packages today. We hope to have power restored to our warehouses very soon.Fab Team.About 1/3 of Fabs employees are currently without power. The other 2/3ds of us with power are welcoming those without power into our homes. Theres this beautiful, heart-warming email thread amongst Fab employees called, Team Together where team members with power are offering up their homes. Its special. Were a Fab Family.Our primary interest is the safety and security of our Fab team members and you, our Fab customers, and the broader community. Be careful. Stay safe. Help out others as you best can.I have posted an update about the hurricane and Fabon my blog. I will continue to update our customers via my blog as thing develop.Fab Website, Apps & Customers.We are doing everything possible to maintain a business-as-usual approach to Fab during these challenging times.We are launching daily new offerings in the morning and evening, as usual. There are currently 10,000 products on Fab and there will be 1000+ new items added to Fab daily. We are taking orders. We are launching exciting new products.
We willlaunch our Holiday Shops on November 1stas previously scheduled. We'll have affordable design offerings for everyone on your list.
All Fab packages will ship as soon as humanly possible.Our teams are unloading packages in the warehouse as I write this and shipments will go out ASAP. We promise it will be a Fab holidays, despite the storm.I will let everyone know as soon as we have more news. Were hopeful that power will be restored very soon.Even in tough times, it helps to smile. Were all designed tomore than ever.Smile, you're designed to.Jason Goldberg & TheFabFamily

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