I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Ours went by pretty quickly! We had my cousin and his wife from the US visiting us and it was so nice to have them here. They left this morning and we’re going to miss them!!! Unfortunately the weather was pretty cool and wet most of the weekend, although we really needed rain after those big fires.
Most of you have probably already heard the Lululemon controversy that went down a few days ago. Chip Wilson, Lululemon Founder, suggested during an interview on Bloomberg TV that if women were having any issues with their pants piling or being too sheer, the problem may be their bodies. Specifically their thighs touching. Here is an article that sums it all up quite well. He has since apologised on Youtube for his actions. However, I think the damage was done.
I find statements and comments from CEOs, founders, directors etc like these pretty sad and awful. There is enough pressure on women to look a certain way and be a certain size. And as a woman I know first hand of very few women who are truly happy with their bodies. Most women really struggle with body image and it is unnecessary. Lululemon is an incredibly expensive and trendy brand. People buy into the “image” and want to be a part of that image. Lululemon has the power and money to generate positive messages to girls and women about their bodies! It can encourage and inspire women to be active and to celebrate their curves. Instead, however, Chip Wilson felt the need to make negative comments. Very sad and shameful.
On a positive note, the winner of the giveaway last week was number 3 Stephanie- so please if you see this post send me an email with your contact details and I’ll have your Raid sent out asap! If I don’t hear from you in 3 days I’ll announce a new winner!
How do you feel about Chip Wilson’s comments? Do you buy Lululemon? Will you continue to do so or will this make you rethink buying Lululemon?