Interesting timing. CEO publicly makes inappropriate comments in 2006, and it's suddenly a controversy now. Saw a Bloomberg article indicating how much it would cost to get rid of Jeffries for any potential acquirer vs. how much it would cost to get rid of him for cause. IMHO, an activist investor could now put the heat on to get rid of him. Took a lot less to get rid of Scott Thompson, Yahoo's prior CEO, when SEC documents said he had a computer science degree and he didn't.
Jeffries apologized on Abercrombie's Facebook page. It's interesting what infuriates people online and what doesn't. As mentioned, I think Jeffries' comments were inappropriate. That said, for contrast checkout the article on Bloomberg "Shoppers Turn Blind Eye to Bangladesh in $6 Bikini Hunt."