American Apparel's Hiring Scandal: Based on 'Looks' or 'Style'?

Dov Charney
Dov Charney

Controversy is once again swirling around the popular and seemingly ubiquitous clothing chain American Apparel. It's come under fire for its provocative ads, for the sexual harassment suits against colorful owner Dov Charney (none of them proven in court) and now for its hiring practices. A Gawker blog claims that American Apparel discriminates against ugly people and fires the overweight and unattractive.