Published On: Wed, Nov 25th, 2015

American Apparel Tried to Sexualize Staff With Black Friday Uniform

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American Apparel announced Monday that it is closing stores and laying off employees and noted that it faces nearly two dozen lawsuits from ousted CEO Dov Charney.

Clothing brand American Apparel is gearing up for the whirlwind that is Black Friday, however, they are facing some scrutiny for their specially-made employee shirts that make some disturbing implications.

Their shirts read, “Ask me to take it all off, ” which can be interpreted offensively and some employees reportedly said it made them feel like they were being sexualized to sell a product, Mic reports.

According to an email sent out to American Apparel employees shared by The Mary Sue, employees were told the shirts were optional but were “highly encouraged” to participate.

An employee reportedly confirmed the legitimacy of the email to Jezebel and said they had fears of employees being sexually harassed while wearing the shirt.

Read the full story at Carbonated.tv, by Cierra Bailey

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