the March 12 article “Prada accused of maltreatment“: I am shocked and surprised [that the Italian fashion label has been accused of discriminating against managers in Japan because of their appearance]. I knew things like this happen in the industry, but not to this extent. That loyal, hardworking and committed employees should be under such unjust pressure at work is beyond words. Allowing things like this simply sends a message to the world that Japan has low workplace standards, which I would to like believe is not true.
Traditionally, we’ve had high standards and high ethics at workplaces, and employees have been judged by how they work, not by their weight. It may take some time for me to look at this brand in the same way. I thought fashion was for everyone and that it was supposed to make any woman feel good about herself.
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