April 19, 2011

Dov Charney of American Apparel wants to be Hugh Hefner

Dov Charney, CEO of American Apparel is giving you his best perv face in the picture above and after washing his dirty stash with Palmolive, he proclaimed that he would like to have Hugh Hefner's lifestyle. As NY Times report:

To illustrate the point, he grabbed a Time magazine from July 1973 and turned to an article about Mr. Hefner and Bob Guccione, the founder of Penthouse. There, the two publishing magnates were photographed working on their magazines and enjoying dinner around a table, surrounded by women, naked and clothed.

He said he was worried about preserving the company’s distinct culture.

And this is when all of our brains go "... HUH?". Hugh Hefner has an enterprise beyond his initial business of Playboy magazine while American Apparel is on the verge of bankruptcy. True, both Hef and Dov have sex with their employees, but at least Playboy employees do not sue Hef for sexual harassment unlike ones at American Apparel. Well, it's a bit difficult to file for sexual harassment when your job is to get naked and be photographed. Say, can a porn star ever file for sexual harassment during work?

Here are some ads of American Apparel which got a lot of slack for being too much like porn, most of these pictures are taken by Dov himself in his 20-room two-story home where the female friends and employees stay over:


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37 comments:

  1. Interesting article, he's looks very slimey, yuck! xxx

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  2. God he just makes me sick - this is why I've been boycotting American Apparel for the last 2 years.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  3. He sure is quite the character... though by now, girls should know that if he's inviting them over for a 'photo session', expect the unexpected!

    K.

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  4. Oh my! I never knew that was what the guy over American Apparel looks like.

    And I've always thought American Apparel ads were slightly pronographic

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  5. Oh I wish I hadn´t seen him...gross!..And its very true AA pictures have always this kind of porn approach..that personally I really don´t like at all

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  6. omg he is so disgusting! argh. i gringe when i buy stuff from aa bc of him. too bad i like some of their stuff.lol

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  7. Uh he is super creepy and there are so many sexual harassment suits against him. I'm no prude but some American Apparel ads are so porn-ish because of the way they shoot them LOL.

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  8. Haha the picture of him is jokes but eww at the same time.

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  9. Ew, just EW! I need to have a shower after reading this because I feel dirty and gross.

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  10. I'm totally with you on how can a porn star sue someone for sexual harassment if that's their job. I don't get these people who've sued. Whatever. This guy is so gross!

    Yuck!

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  11. I had no idea the AA CEO was sued for sexual harassment. Gross. I think the AA ads are sandulous at times, but I like the image. If the clothes weren't insanely expensive (seriously $40 for a wife beater?!) and actually fit a curvy body well, I'd buy the stuff.

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  12. MY EYES.
    MY EYES.
    This dude is siiiiiiiick, yo.

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  13. I don't know...they're both creepy men to me. Hugh just somehow got away with it. Maybe it was that times were different?

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  14. Hey :)

    And this is when all of our brains go "... HUH?". haha. I was thinking more on the line of "..and this is when we all start laughing hilariously in our brains..."

    For some reason, Dov Charney looks like a VERY greasy-looking "Yes, I'm guilty of reaching inside my drawls and touching my butt in public.." Bill Pullman. lol.

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  15. he is gross. ive heard some many stories about him!

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  16. Ugh, I know sex sells, but this is very off-putting--and he's disgusting...like a '70's porn-star wannbe. Yuck!

    I'm torn by the issue of "leggings-as-pants". I can almost feel the little angel and devil on my shoulders.

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  17. This is totally gross. Although, I must admit that I do sorta like the mustache. Sometimes I also like El Caminos and Hawaiian shirts though too, so there's no accounting for (my) tastes.

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog today. You made my afternoon.

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  18. I'm glad you posted this because it's good to be aware of the gross pervs that our money is going to, right? I just may have to ban American Apparel as well...

    xo
    Rachel

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  19. Oh my goodness I didn't know anything about this. That makes me feel really indifferent about American Apparel now. Great post!

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  20. Gross. I'm so puking in my mouth right now! This is terrible and I'm gonna stop buying anything from them. I can't believe this! Thanks for the info.

    Claire @
    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  21. He really creeps me out just like the American Apparel ads- hence my refusal to shop there!

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  22. Omg I think Dov Charney is a super creep...I've read that article a female journalist wrote about her experience meeting him. Apparently he "serviced" himself in front of her while she was interviewing him - something he supposedly does quite often in front of his female employees ><

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  23. Eeek! That's quite the picture to pop up on my screen without warning hahaha! What a creeper!

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  24. Really? Seriously? Okay I did NOT know he looked like that HAHAHA. Aw man, I'm speechless, haha. Thanks for posting this.

    Well, as for your question, if we don't reach the quota of the day, we just need to catch up the next day (actually within the same week. we have the whole week to reach the quota, it's just it's divided by 7 days) and actually we never really have to worry about not reaching it, because our store is ranked #1 in Canada and #4 in North America for top sellings. :D Hope this answer your question, glad you asked!!!

    Have a great day dear!

    Aw man YEAH screw the Habs. LMFAO.

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  25. Isn't it a disasterrr??!
    What advertisement is that? ><

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess

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  26. This guy is sick! I feel sorry for both girls here, especially the first one -- look at that. Why did she say yes to that pose?!

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  27. Oh my god..... That is just downright weird. This guy needs to take a real marketing course and figure out the dos and don'ts of advertising.

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  28. If he really wanted that lifestyle he should have gotten in the porn or adult magazine business. I don't understand why he chooses to open a non-sweatshop clothing brand (which is quite a remarkable worthy thing) then ruin it with the cheap tacky ads which are so unnecessary and don't even benefit the product.

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  29. Wow! I would have never imagined that a CEO if a huge clothing store would look like that!

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  30. I must say I'm not surprised in the slightest that his idol is Hef... the whole company reeks of slimy sexism, and the guy himself... he just embodies the whole perv-thing, ha ha!

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  31. wow, i seriously don't like this man. i can't even talk about him anymore--what is up with that thing on his face!

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  32. ....not surprised at either the possible bankruptcy nor who his idol is -_- Whatever, either way he's made his millions. I personally dislike AA and have never understood it's allure. It's literally brandless clothing and the material isn't all that impressive either.

    And the CEO definitely does not look like someone I'd trust to do business with.

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  33. i'd rather not look at the website...or ads...just too porn like for me

    but dude, he's so creepy, *shivers*

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