While talking with Entertainment Tonight’s Rob Marciano about health and body image, Kirstie Alley addressed the topic after mentioning that she believed that all people should look the way they want.
“I just heard [about] this guy from Abercrombie & Fitch today …This dude from Abercrombie & Fitch — he’s the CEO — what a [expletive]!” said Alley. “He says ..Abercombrie clothes are for people that are cool and who look a certain way and are beautiful and who are thin and blah, blah, blah. He goes on and on and on. That would make me never buy anything from Abercombrie even if I was cool and thin. I got two kids in that [age] bracket that will never walk in those doors because of his view of people.”
Kirstie Alley, 62, is known for stepping out against the status quo in Hollywood body standards. Having struggling publicly with her weight, she decided to be an advocate for healthy body images and even poked fun at her own weight in the short live sitcom Fat Actress in 2005.
“I have something to do with more full-figured women being in [the] mainstream and having their own shows, then I will take total credit for that, but the main point to all of this is that — and it’s the reason I did Fat Actress …it was my way to bring myself around to look the way I wanted to look because … I had thirty years of people telling me how to look.”