Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lulu-lame-on

Recently, Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, demonstrated just how adept he is at foot-in-mouth pose.

According to The Huffington Post Canada:
Company founder (and Vancouverite) Chip Wilson recently told Bloomberg TV that "some women's bodies just actually don't work" with Lululemon pants, which have been criticized for being sheer and pilling easily. "It's really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time and how much they use it," Wilson said.
In other words, Chip Wilson thinks your thighs are a little too thunderous for his twee little stretch pants. What's funny about this whole thing is that Wilson has always been a bit of an asshat, but the minute he suggests we're too fat for his overpriced mass-produced spandex, we're all OHNOHEDIDN'T.

Oh, whatever. Who cares what he thinks? As if there weren't already a trillion reasons to dislike his stupid brand, including the fact that the least expensive yoga mat on the entire Lululemon website is 48 dollars. Or that Gisele B√ľndchen, the patron saint of smug, is supposedly a huge fan. Or that godawful manifesto of theirs, in which children are said to be the "orgasm of life." (Sorry, but "children" and "orgasm" in the same sentence makes me want to vom.) Finally, if a pair of stretchy workout pants is going to set someone back almost a hundred bucks, I'd like to think that the pants would be, oh, I don't know, NOT translucent, and a little more heavy-duty? Instead of blaming "user error," is it too much to expect the brand to just...make a better product?

One more thing: stop acting like you invented thumbholes, okay?