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Kirstie Alley Slams Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Following Fat Customers Controversy

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You won't spot Kirstie Alley shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch. Ever.

The actress put the company on blast after author Robin Lewis claimed that the brand's CEO Mike Jeffries "doesn't want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people."

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Lewis also cited a 2006 Salon interview in which Jeffries says: "In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids."

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Kirstie's response? "That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie," she told Entertainment Tonight.

The same goes for her offspring, William True Stevenson, 20, and Lillie Price Stevenson, 18. "I've got two kids in that bracket, but they will never walk in those doors because of his view of people—forget women, his view of just people," the actress said.

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However, Jeffries offered his own side of the story. In a statement obtain by ET, the A&F boss said: "I want to address some of my comments that have been circulating from a 2006 interview. While I believe this 7 year old, resurrected quote has been taken out of context, I sincerely regret that my choice of words was interpreted in a manner that has caused offense." 

"A&F is an aspirational brand that, like most specialty apparel brands, targets its marketing at a particular segment of customers. However, we care about the broader communities in which we operate and are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. We hire good people who share these values," the statement went on to say. "We are completely opposed to any discrimination, bullying, derogatory characterizations or other anti-social behavior based on race, gender, body type or other individual characteristics."

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Kirstie isn't the only celebrity customer Abercrombie recently lost. Sophia Bush also tweeted her disappointment this week: "Such a letdown to see that Abercrombie, a company geared towards teens, lets their CEO speak like this."

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