Lilly Pulitzer, best known for using tacky colors in their clothing, also employs extremely tacky people.
pics of Lilly Pulitzer offices but LP staff forgot to take down fat-shaming cartoons on fridge http://t.co/FnV9ldp4aY pic.twitter.com/o4FcSSrhsa
— Caro (@socarolinesays) May 26, 2015
If you work in an office visited frequently by journalists, best not to leave drawings of people you hate lying around, especially if those drawings feature your potential clients. The staff at Lilly Pulitzer did not know this helpful business tip.
Lilly Pulitzer, that clothing line you might have seen at Target specializing in dresses that look like birthday cakes, apparently hates people who eat cake. A journalist from New York magazine's The Cut did a story on the the fashion designer's headquarters, and tipped the world off to that fact that one designer in particular has a low opinion of larger women.
Two drawings of overweight women were hanging up in the employee's work area. One says "put it down, Carb Face," and the other "just another day of fat, white, and hideous." Ugh. Now, to be fair: I have several self-deprecating cartoons of myself littered around my desk. I doubt, however, anyone at Lilly Pulitzer is making similar self portraits as their clothing line doesn't even sell sizes above a 14 online. They barely know what overweight people look like, so they have to imagine it through sketches.
Nothing to be ashamed of in this picture except for the hideous clothing. (via Getty)
I hope you'll think of these these drawings the next time you're out shopping at Target. Also, when Target isn't employing designers who dislike fat people, they're outright stealing other people's work.