Attorney says the company’s pornography-friendly culture is to blame for the violation of his client’s privacy.
Two employees at an Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) store in Midland, Texas, have been accused of taking pictures of women in changing rooms — and an attorney for a woman who has sued the clothier said the company’s sexually themed advertising is to blame.
“Look at the way they (A&F) advertise,” Brian Carney told the Odessa American. “A lot of their ads are of seminude and half-nude people. It’s as though (the defendants) tried to make their own ads.”
Kelly Shackelford, executive director of the Free Market Foundation, a pro-family group headquartered in Plano, Texas, agreed with Carney’s assessment.
“Women, when they come in, are treated the same way (by A&F) as they treat their own people in the magazines — which is less than human,” Shackelford said. “More like objects for people’s enjoyment.”
Rick Schatz, president of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families, said a sexualized, pornography-friendly atmosphere is bound to affect the people who work in it.
In a statement, Abercrombie & Fitch denied any connection between its advertising and employee behavior.
Source: Family News in Focus
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