Celebrity Death Match: Abercrombie & Fitch vs. American Apparel
 
Celebrity Death Match: Abercrombie & Fitch vs. American Apparel
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   02.06.09

If you thought our corporate profiteers couldn’t sink any lower than Abercrombie does in using soft-core porn images to lure teens, you’re not imaginative enough. For some twisted reason, the retail clothing chain American Apparel, which sells clothing and accessories that appeal to teens and young adults, also sells in their stores an explicit Dutch homosexual magazine entitled Butt, which sells for a mere $8.95 per issue.

But we shouldn’t worry our provincial, unenlightened, prudish heads because the considerate staff at American Apparel stash their porn in discreet corners of their stores, which are located in chi-chi shopping districts around the country.

And why are they selling this magazine? It can’t possibly generate much profit. No, something far darker and more sinister must motivate them-something we must just keep “tolerating.”

This is the rancid fruit of a depraved culture. It demonstrates what happens when capitalism becomes unmoored from morality; when people who have eyes to see and ears to hear shut their eyes, cover their ears, and slink away in pusillanimous silence.

But it doesn’t matter whether they are keeping this homosexual porn behind the counter. It only matters that they are selling it. If they sell homosexual porn, and we buy their products, we are complicit in the subsidization of homosexual porn, the corruption of our youth, and the degradation of our culture.

American Apparel’s own website is enough to bring a blush to the cheek of anyone whose moral conscience has not been burned to a crisp:americanapparel.net

Who really cares about the next generation? Certainly not the contemptible corporate culture-destroyers at American Apparel.


Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High...
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