Lululemon Founder: It's Not the Pants, It's Your Big Thighs

'They don't work for some women's bodies': Chip Wilson
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Lululemon Founder: It's Not the Pants, It's Your Big Thighs
In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, a woman walks past the Lululemon Athletica store at Union Square in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

In defending his company's problematic pants—criticized both for being see-through and now, notes Bloomberg host Trish Regan, for pilling—Lululemon founder Chip Wilson appears to be shifting the blame to the customer. "Quite frankly, some women's bodies just don't work for it," he tells Regan in an interview. "It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there over a period of time, how they much they use it." Regan's reply: "Interesting. Not every woman can wear a Lululemon yoga pant." "No, I think they can—it’s just how you use it," Wilson says. At ThinkProgress, Annie-Rose Strasser slaps Wilson's thigh-based concerns: "Placing blame on women’s bodies, as opposed to manufacturing issues, isn’t very logical. Women’s legs naturally touch." (Read more Lululemon Athletica stories.)

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