Remember the dust-up earlier this year when some of the yoga pants made by high-end athletic wear manufacturer Lululemon turned out to be too sheer? That was bad enough. But recently, Lululemon’s founder said the problem with the pants was that some women had fat thighs.
“Quite frankly, some women’s bodies just actually don’t work,” Chip Wilson told Bloomberg TV. “It’s about the rubbing through the thighs … how much pressure is there.”
This was followed by an “apology” by Wilson last week, via YouTube. We put apology between quotation marks because he didn’t really apologize for saying his company’s product wasn’t defective but instead was being worn by the wrong women. The message seems directed at Lululemon employees. Wilson said, in part:
“I’m sad. I’m really sad. I’m sad for the repercussions of my actions. I’m sad for the people at 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 the impact it has had on you. I’m sorry to have put you all through this.”