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“We personally thought Asians would love this T-shirt,” said Hampton Carney, with Paul Wilmot Communications in New York, the public relations firm where Abercrombie referred a reporter’s call.
“I wouldn’t know how they could think that,” said Austin Chung, 23, of Palo Alto, business manager for the quarterly Asian-focused magazine Monolid. “Abercrombie & Fitch is producing popular culture, and they cater to the views of the majority. You have to ask yourself, who benefits, who gets empowerment, from these kinds of images? It denigrates Asian men.”
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