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‘White Hot’: New Netflix doc recounts the racist ‘all-American’ culture of Abercrombie & Fitch

  • A new Netflix documentary, “White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch,” exposes the toxic and racist culture of the American clothing company.
  • A lawsuit filed against Abercrombie & Fitch in 2004 accused the American chain of giving floor sales and management positions to white employees, while women and employees of color worked in the back of the store.
  • Former employee Dr. Anthony Ocampo claimed that Abercrombie wouldn’t rehire him because there was already another Filipino working at the store.
  • Another former employee, Jennifer Sheahan, claimed she was fired from a branch in Costa Mesa, California, because she is Asian.
  • A Black employee, Carla Barrientos, was fired after requesting to work more hours during the daytime.

A new Netflix documentary, “White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch,” recounts the toxic and racist culture of the American clothing company during the 2000s.

In the documentary, which was released on Netflix on Tuesday, former Abercrombie employees alleged that they were excluded or held back at the company because of their ethnicity.