Canadian Lululemon Owner Stirs Controversy Over Plus Sizes
If you’ve ever owned a pair of Lululemon pants, you know how comfy they are. You’ll also know that after a while of wear, they’ll start to pill and even go sheer. This past Tuesday, Lululemon owners, Chip and Shannon Wilson, were featured on Bloomberg TV’s ‘Street Smart‘. When asked to comment on the complaints of the aforementioned problems, Chip had an interesting and offensive answer:
“Frankly, some women’s bodies just don’t actually work for it. They don’t work for some women’s bodies. It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how much they use it.”
As you can see in the lead photo, his wife looked pretty pissed at his comment. This isn’t the first time the company has been under fire either. In 2005, Lululemon got hate for their reluctance to stock sizes over size 12. Chip was noted as saying that stocking plus sizes was a “money loser” and that with the extra 30% of fabric it takes to create plus-size clothing, he would have to charge a higher price for them. Something he would never do, as plus-size people are ‘sensitive’.
Looks like it might be a good time for the Lululemon co-owner to get a new mantra. Something along the lines of, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”.
You can watch the full interview here. What do you think of the statement Chip Wilson made?
Source: Huffington Post