Abercrombie & Fitch Will Pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino To Stop Wearing Their Clothes
Mike and the Gang Aren't Exactly A&F Model Types
We’d love to pay the cast of Jersey Shore to stop doing a lot of things: using fake tan, giving Americans a bad name while overseas, overusing acronyms. But, unfortunately, since the guidos each earn approximately $100,000 per episode, their price is pretty high.
But clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch has enough excess green to throw around and they're going to use some of it to try and get the tacky New Jersey-ites to stop wearing their clothes. It seems A&F are worried that, in particular, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is giving the brand a bad name by wearing its togs on the MTV show. Seriously, the guy is so much more Ed Hardy than he is A&F.
In a press release yesterday, a rep for the company said "We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. . . We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans."
A&F's press statement then continues "We have therefore offered a substantial payment to Michael 'The Situation' Sorrentino and the producers of MTV's The Jersey Shore to have the character wear an alternate brand. We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response."
There’s no word on how “substantial” the payment actually is but I’m sure it will be more than enough for The Situation to lay in a nice stash of wife-beaters..