Tags: lululemon | apology | blaming | womens | bodies

Lululemon Apology for Blaming Bad Fit on Women's Bodies Is Ripped (Video)

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 08:11 AM

By Alexandra Ward

Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson apologized last week for his controversial comment that implied not all women's bodies are made for his brand of yoga pants, but it doesn't look like the public will forgive him anytime soon.

Earlier this year, Lululemon was forced to recall some of its black, stretchy yoga pants after customers complained that the fabric was too sheer. Last week, Wilson appeared on Bloomberg TV to discuss the status of the recall and attempt to explain why people had an issue with his line of workout wear.

"Quite frankly, some women’s bodies just actually don’t work for [the pants]," Wilson said. "It’s about the rubbing through the thighs" and "how much pressure is there."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Women took immediate offense to his remark, and said it implied that perhaps plus-size women shouldn’t wear yoga pants because their bodies stretch the fabric, causing it to become see-through. Online, former Lululemon customers vowed never again to buy the clothing.


Wilson issued a video apology a few days later in a last-ditch effort to save his brand.

"I'm sad for the repercussions of my actions," Wilson said. "I'm sad for the people of Lululemon who I care so much about that have really had to face the brunt of my actions. I take responsibility for all that has occurred and impact it has had on you. I am sorry to have put you all through this.

"For all of you who have made Lululemon what it is today, I ask you to stay in a conversation that is above the fray," he continued. "I ask you to prove that the culture that you have built cannot be chipped away."

But bloggers and YouTube users picked that apart too, arguing it was more an "apologette" than an apology.

"So... let me get this straight — you're not sorry for what you said, or for implications that 'some women's bodies' aren't right for your special brand of clothing — but sorry for the impact that your comments had on your company's bottom line. Nice," one YouTube user commented on the apology video.

"He's not apologizing to the general public at all," another wrote. "He's apologizing to the rich white skinny girls whom he loves his brand reputation has been tarnished."

Wilson's Bloomberg TV interview:





And Wilson's apology:




Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:
 

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved