American Apparel to dismiss ugly employees

I like clothes from American Apparel, but not enough to support this:

During a recent weekly company-wide conference call Charney demanded group employee photos of all AA stores that are under performing. The reason given during what a store manager on the call dubbed Charney’s “tirade” — he was defending the American Apparel “aesthestic.” Anyone Charney considered not good looking enough to work there would be shown the door.

Put aside the old adage that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” for a moment. (To my eye, for instance, Charney is no dreamboat…) If AA’s CEO doesn’t think he isn’t setting himself up for some juicy lawsuits, he should pay heed to another old saying: “Never get in a fight with an ugly person — they have nothing to lose.”

That’s truly unnecessary.  There’s no “i” in team, but there are two in “dickishness”.

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