Yesterday the Huffington Post published an article on the founder of Lululemon, Chip Wilson, and his thoughts on the earlier controversy of their pants being too sheer. According to Wilson, the pants themselves aren’t the problem, women’s bodies are… That’s right. It’s not shoddy material, it’s our fat asses making the pants see-through. Coming from a brand that has made Wilson the 10th richest man in Canada by promoting fitness and healthy body images, a statement like this is even more disgusting than it would be normally.
Asked during an interview on Bloomberg TV what was behind Lululemon’s problems with yoga pants that become see-through or pill, Wilson admitted that the company “made a mistake” in its design, but the problem has to do with the women wearing the pants.
“The thing is that women will wear seatbelts that don’t work [with the pants], or they’ll wear a purse that doesn’t work, or quite frankly some women’s bodies just actually don’t work for it.”
I thankfully don’t own any Lululemon products, but I suggest anyone who does to start using them as dish rags or to pick up dog shit.