Hollister models fired for insulting Asians at South Korean store opening
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Hollister models fired for insulting Asians with 'squinty eyed' photos, middle fingers at South Korean store opening Parent company Abercrombie Fitch said the 'offensive behavior' of their models couldn't be tolerated. BY Anthony Bartkewicz
On their off time, two of them posted photos of themselves making "squinty eyed" faces, English language Korean news website Koreabang reported, translating the South Korean site Comprar Levitra Daum.
When one tweeted his photo, a follower remarked, "Look at how many Asians liked that picture impressive." In response, the model made fun of Asian pronunciation by writing, "Hahahaha they ruhhvvvv itttt!"
The third model was seen subtly flipping off the camera while posing for photos at the store opening.
For the grand opening of Hollister's first South Korean store in Yeouido, models dressed as lifeguards were flown in to take photos with customers. The models were fired for flipping off the camera and mocking Asians.
Daum readers were outraged, with some vowing to return clothes they'd bought at the opening and others tracking down the models' personal contact info, according to Koreabang.
"I feel like we must at the very least start a boycott of Hollister," one commenter wrote.
A spokesman for Hollister's parent company, Abercrombie Fitch, told the Daily News that the models were fired after the company investigated the incident.
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