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Old 11-26-13, 12:04 PM  
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The cynical side of me sees that she is using this controversy as an opportunity to self-promote. 3 of her DVD covers on this blog post, really? Let's make sure we sell some product along with the rah-rah women blog post.

Otherwise, good for her for calling them out.
It's her blog - why wouldn't she?
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Old 11-26-13, 12:17 PM  
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Hmmm. I found her letter a little melodramatic myself. In the grand scheme of things, we are talking about clothes that people wear to get sweaty...it is not that serious. Yes, a head honcho made some insensitive comments. But, to me, that says more about the world we live in. There are many people who share the same views. He was just stupid enough to say it in a public forum.

On a humorous note, I was tickled by her declaration that her thighs not only touched, but they RUB! Mine do too. It was a little empowering to read that because I cannot do her Method Pilates DVDs without admiring her physique. She is clearly not one of the bodies Chip Wilson was referring to.
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Old 11-26-13, 12:22 PM  
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It's a step in the right direction, but I thought it was a little ironic to see this post next to a DVD cover touting "get long and lean" and "body transforming."
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Old 11-26-13, 12:32 PM  
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Tracey,

ITA that it was a bit melodramatic, as I would hope that her entire heart and soul weren't committed to being an "ambassador" for a brand of workout clothes. I think it was a bit long, as her point could have been made clearly without so many words.

That said, good for her for saying her piece about it.
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Old 11-26-13, 01:50 PM  
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Wow! She's seriously pissed! A little long winded, but she really got her point across!
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Old 11-26-13, 01:53 PM  
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I liked the letter and I'm glad she posted it. I can see why some people see it was a bit melodramatic, and it was for my taste, but I saw it as her feeling that betrayed but Wilson's creepiness, and maybe a bit of guilt on her part that she had let so much slide without saying anything. I'm glad she spoke up about it in the end.
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Old 11-26-13, 02:37 PM  
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I agree that it seemed a bit over the top.

Everyone has said multiple somethings that they wished they could take back, whether they actually believe it or not. Chuck Wilson was just dumb enough to say these things to a reporter multiple times.

What I find more offensive than his opinions is the way he allows his store workers to totally ignore the larger women who shop in his stores. I have been ignored by lots of people, but not as thoroughly and decisively as I have been in Lululemon. And I am not alone in being ignored. Lots of anecdotal "evidence" all over the 'net about it. To me, that shows his spoken attitude is pervasive throughout the company all the way to where it directly and systemically affects the consumer. And that is why I won't ever give Lululemon a dime, not because the CEO has no filter.
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Old 11-26-13, 02:46 PM  
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I liked the letter and I'm glad she posted it. I can see why some people see it was a bit melodramatic, and it was for my taste, but I saw it as her feeling that betrayed but Wilson's creepiness, and maybe a bit of guilt on her part that she had let so much slide without saying anything. I'm glad she spoke up about it in the end.
I agree and I am happy she posted this. Sometimes we can come off long winded when we are just typing our feelings and getting those thoughts out. Maybe she could have edited it a bit, but I totally loved the sentiment and respect her for it.
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Old 11-26-13, 03:05 PM  
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I'm not really up on the world of Lululemon and, apart from the founder's stupid comments, was actually shocked to hear how he came up with the name and also to read of the grisly murder which I'd known nothing about.

Whew! I reckon it's a good thing I:
A) can't afford Lululemon merchandise, and
B) have no interest in wearing trendy, way overpriced yogawear even if I could.

ETA - Hmm, next year's hit reality show..Lululemonade?
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<snip>was actually shocked to hear how he came up with the name <snip>
That's what I was referring to when I said Lulu lost me at 'hello'. Chip Wilson's recent comments are not the result of a single lapse of judgement. The company has shown disdain for all but a very small portion of their customer base since day 1. And yet he is one of the 25-richest people in Canada. I guess while he and his company may loathe regular-sized women, their money is sufficiently skinny for Lulu.

Jennifer's post was long-winded and late in coming, but I still think it took some guts to write.

eta: LOL at 'Lululemonade'! Cute!
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