The Lt. Governor of Illinois is Leading a Boycott Against Abercrombie & Fitch–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
An email said to be from Lt. Governor Corinne Wood urges a boycott of Abercrombie & Fitch.
This is true.
A website had been set up by Lt. Governor Wood, but it was somehow taken over by a porn outfit, so we have removed the link.
For the last several catalogs, there has been controversy over the content. In addition to the action by the Illinois Lt. Governor, the Chicago City Council, which is not a hotbed of Conservatism, voted unanimously (49-0) to join the boycott. Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm called the catalog “Playboy for kids” in an article in USA Today from 12/2/99.
Some of the scenes in the catalog (some of which have been seen by TruthOrFiction.com):
…A picture of a completely nude teenage boy climbing onto a dock (rear view).
…A picture of a nude teenage boy posing nude as a model for a painting class.
…The Christmas 1998 Quarterly had teens undressing each another, four girls in bed with a male holding his boxers, and a nude teen girl riding an elephant.
…The Spring Break 99 Quarterly had a centerfold. It was of a nude boy and girl carrying their surfboard. It also included a topless girl seductively hugging another girl, and three nude boys on the beach.
This story is from 2001. Last update 10/28/03