Teens Protest Outside Of Abercrombie & Fitch In Chicago (VIDEO)

After a controversial interview with Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries from 2006 resurfaced, a group of teens didn't take the news sitting down.

On Monday, teenagers protested outside of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago, according to ABC News. One of the protester's sign read: "Social equality for all body types."

They were likely responding to this particular quote from Jeffries in the old interview:

We go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don't belong [in our clothes], and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.

Abercrombie & Fitch has also been under fire for not carrying larger sizes.

Watch an interview with the teens in the video above.

"No one should be defined by their size or how they look or how many friends they have in high school," 16-year-old Megan Glavin told ABC News.

Last week, 18-year-old Benjamin O'Keefe created a Change.org petition calling for a boycott until Jeffries issues a formal apology for his remarks. The petition currently has over 19,000 signatures.

"Instead of inspiring young people to make healthy choices and better themselves, Mike Jeffries and his company has told them they will never be good enough," O'Keefe wrote in a blog for The Huffington Post.

This isn't the first time teens have spoken out against Abercrombie & Fitch. Back in 2005, a group of teenagers organized a "girlcott" in response to a line of offensive women's t-shirts that included phrases like, “Who needs a brain when you have these?” and "I had a nightmare I was a brunette.”

"We’re telling [girls] to think about the fact that they’re being degraded," said teen activist Emma Blackman-Mathis. "We’re all going to come together in this one effort to fight the message that we’re getting from pop culture.”

What do you think of Abercrombie & Fitch and their "cool kids" comments? Tell us in the comments or tweet at @HuffPostTeen.



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