Hollister Models Fired For Acting Like Racist Jerks
Made 'Squinty Eyes' And Gave the Finger to Local Koreans
The hunky male models who hang out in front of Hollister stores may be hot, but some of them are also ignorant racists. Three in particular are making headlines after being canned for offending customers in the company's new Korean store.
Hollister had flown four models to the city of Yeouido for a weeklong stay to help promote the opening of the new location. But the situation soured quickly after several were caught making "squinty eyes" at the locals and giving members of the press the middle finger. One of them was even caught mocking the culture on Twitter. After a friend commented on the number of Asians in a photo he had posted, our friendly male model replied, ""Hahahaha they ruhhvvvv itttt!" Nice.
Naturally, the local media had a fit, with several outlets telling their viewers to boycott the store. Hollister freaked out and immediately went into damage control mode. The company soon released a statement announcing the firing of the models who'd acted inappropriately:
"In summary, the company terminated the couple of associates involved. On behalf of our more than 80,000 associates around the world who cherish our core values and our culture of diversity and inclusion, we sincerely apologize for the offense caused by these unauthorized, ill-considered actions."
We commend Hollister for acting swiftly and aggressively to correct the situation. But as the for the dark lights in your stores that make it nearly impossible to see the clothes? We're still not impressed.