American Apparel Replaces Super Creep Dov Charney with Female CEO

Following a five-month internal investigation, American Apparel has made the decision to officially kick Dov Charney, a 14-year-old on growth hormones, to the curb. Paula Schneider, formerly of Big Strike, BCBG Max Azria and Laundry by Shelli Segal, will move in as the company's first female CEO on January 5, 2015. » 12/16/14 6:00pm 12/16/14 6:00pm

Internet's Favorite Voguing Teen Is Now Modeling for American Apparel

I've long thought the notion that the internet as Great Equalizer is some wishful utopian bullshit, but this important new development is making me reconsider. Brendan Jordan, the Las Vegas teenager whose pose-striking on local news went viral and landed him on The Queen Latifah Show, has now parlayed webfame into… » 12/05/14 1:30pm 12/05/14 1:30pm

Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee

When I graduated college I moved to a new city and wanted a low-stress job that would allow me time to focus on creative projects. I knew people who had worked for American Apparel in the past, both in sales and at the LA headquarters, so I decided to interview for a part-time position. » 9/02/14 2:57pm 9/02/14 2:57pm

American Apparel Flies Philly Bikini Barista to L.A. for Free Bikinis

Remember last week's story about the woman who was kicked out of a Philadelphia public swimming pool (and driven away via mockery at another) for wearing an American Apparel bikini that—to paraphrase Mel Horowitz—LOOKS LIKE UNDAH-WEAH? Well, there's a happy ending (I guess, if you like American Apparel bikinis),… » 7/24/14 6:45pm 7/24/14 6:45pm

Woman Kicked Out of Philly Pool for Wearing American Apparel Bikini

A Philadelphia barista and water sports enthusiast says she was ridiculed by staff and, eventually, prevented from swimming at a public pool for wearing a swimsuit that looked like "a bra and panties." It was, in fact, an American Apparel bikini, which she demonstrated by letting a male employee pull out the waistband… » 7/18/14 7:00pm 7/18/14 7:00pm

American Apparel's Latest Fuck Up Stresses Danger of Hiring Milennials

American Apparel is the center of controversy once again, but this time, ex-CEO Dov Charney has nothing to do with it. Nope, as a matter of fact, the shitshow went down on the company's Tumblr account, where an employee posted a picture of a firework explosion cloud thing with the tags: #smoke, #clouds. Here's a… » 7/05/14 1:35pm 7/05/14 1:35pm

American Apparel Uses Breasts to Promote Fair Labor Practices

American Apparel shows off yet another nearly naked woman, this time in the name of fair labor practices. Because boobs and decent pay for a day's work are completely corollary. (Excuse me while I check my breasts and look for a paycheck to fall from the sky.) The company's newest ad features an actual employee named… » 3/07/14 5:00pm 3/07/14 5:00pm