Two nights ago I wrote this post in response to the recent video made by Greg Karber, in which he attempts to “rebrand” Abercrombie & Fitch. I’ll be honest, I expected about 100 or so people to read and not pay too much mind to it, but I was wrong. The post the currently has generated almost 4,000 hits and has been reposted 398 times on Twitter and Facebook. WHAT?! To say I am shocked and humbled is perhaps the understatement of the century. To that I say, thank you. Thank you for caring enough about this topic to begin the conversation with the people around you.
I received so many positive tweets, comments, texts and private messages yesterday it was hard to focus on much else to be quite honest with you. Along with said positivity, I also received quite a few responses in disagreement, which I welcome, I truly believe we do some of our best learning when respectfully dialoguing with one another. Although I can understand many of their viewpoints (ie; A&F needs to be stopped, homeless people are receiving clothes, it wasn’t meant to be harmful), it’s hard for me to watch that video and then turn around and look into the faces of these amazing folks I get to work alongside and not feel a bit indignant, as whether it was intended or not, the filmmaker appears to have made homeless people one half of the punch-line. Continue reading “#FitchTheHomeless 2.0 [A Homeless Perspective]”