Wow, well this sounds like a stupid “Situation”. And it has to do with The Jersey Shore, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, and retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. (God help me).
Apparently, A&F doesn’t want to be associated with “The Jersey Shore” or its cast-mates, and has offered a “substantial” amount of money for them NOT to wear their clothing. I, of course, having never watched this show for obvious reasons, even knew he wore A&F (it’s really a brand for closeted gays, newly out gays, and too-old gym gays… and foreigners). I thought all the cast of “Jersey Shore” wore ED HARDY and CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER (which is WAY worse than gay A&F).
Abercrombie has just released a press announcement citing:
“We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans.”
“We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino and the producers of MTV’s The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”
HERE COMES THE INTERESTING PART:
WHAT HAVE WE HERE?!?!?!?!? Only LAST YEAR, A&F released this shirt, and made LOTS of money off it. (Really? WHO bought this? This shows where the next generation is headed… uh, so sad.)
Why the change of tune A&F? You were just making money off him, and now you want nothing to do with him?? Hmm… did Mike turn down posing for their homo-erotic catalog….?
Since A&F made money using that all-too-familiar tagline, maybe Mike should go after them for earnings??? I can smell a lawsuit…..but wait, would I have to then wear a cheesy shirt saying “Team Situation” ??