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Old 08-25-04, 10:13 PM
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West Virginia: No Lifeguard at the Gene Pool

Abercrombie & Fitch pokes fun at West Virginia, again
Wednesday, August 25, 2004 Posted: 5:55 PM EDT (2155 GMT)



CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) -- Abercrombie & Fitch is poking fun at West Virginia with a T-shirt again, this one reading: "West Virginia: No Lifeguard at the Gene Pool."

Gov. Bob Wise called the slogan cruel and said he would fight back.

In March, Wise sent a letter demanding that the chain of collegiate-style clothing stores dump a shirt that read, "It's All Relative in West Virginia."

"It is unfortunate that Abercrombie & Fitch continues to perpetuate stereotypes rather than positive things like the number of residents serving in the military or the state's PROMISE scholarship program," Wise spokeswoman Jodi Omear said Wednesday.

Other Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts lampoon Kentucky ("Electricity in Almost Every Town") and Wisconsin ("Wisconsin Cuts the Cheese").

Abercrombie & Fitch, based in New Albany, Ohio, earlier defended its shirt slogans as lighthearted humor.

Spokesman Tom Lennox did not immediately return a call Wednesday.
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Re: West Virginia: No Lifeguard at the Gene Pool

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"It is unfortunate that Abercrombie & Fitch continues to perpetuate stereotypes rather than positive things like the number of residents serving in the military or the state's PROMISE scholarship program," Wise spokeswoman Jodi Omear said Wednesday.
Those would be awesome t-shirts.
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They peaked with "2 Wongs can make it white!"
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"West Virgina: Were marrying a minor isn't against the law, it's your only option"



see what I did there. Nothing like some good ol' WV jokes. especially since my ex is from there.
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Abercrombie & Fitch can fuck off. Their HQ is just a few miles from here; maybe I'll pay them a visit during all this free time I've been handed.
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"It is unfortunate that Abercrombie & Fitch continues to perpetuate stereotypes rather than positive things like the number of residents serving in the military
What a tool. Everyone knows the poor are more likely to go into the military before everyone else. Not something I'd be proud of as a governor.

"West Virginia...now with 1/3 less poor people! (Thanks Iraq!)"
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What do people in West Virginia do for Halloween?

Pump kin
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Originally posted by Dubya
What do people in West Virginia do for Halloween?

Pump kin
Haven't heard that one before.

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