Recognize this asswipe? For those of you who don't, that is Dov Charney, the 37-or-so year old Terry Richardson wannabe desperately-grasping-at-his-youth president of American Apparel. A few months ago, there was a lot of shit about him in the news because of some sexual harassment lawsuits against him and various other iffy things going on in his company. This man famously approaches random female sales associates at his stores and asks, "Do you want to go to New York with me? Right now?"
I recently listened to a secretly-taped phone conference of Charney with most of the other high-ups in his company where he talks about who they do and don't want to hire. It was equal parts hilarious and appalling, but most definitely fucked up to the exxxtreme. The main point of the discussion seems to be that they don't want to hire anyone who will rat them out when it comes to the various creepy things going on (see last paragraph). He is very firm that when someone has any college "studies" on their resume--Women's Studies, Urban Studies, African-American Studies, etc.--they should "be careful" and probably not hire them because such people come from a "P.C. background." In other words, these people might raise objections to Charney using the American Apparel stores as his own personal fuck farms.
One of their strategies for finding employees, according to the tape, is to send out "pussy magnets" to reel in girls who are "hot" enough for the stores. Male employees, on the other hand, need to be the kind that the female staffers "can look up to."
I really don't know who to be more disgusted by, Charney or the idiotic female employees who let him get away with this kind of shit.