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Lululemon founder says company's yoga pants 'don't work' for some women

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is under fire for comments he made during a Bloomberg TV interview Tuesday.
Posted By Kate Stanton   |   Nov. 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- Lululemon has a bit of a pants problem.

Back in March, the Canadian company recalled batches of $98 stretch yoga pants deemed too sheer. Some customers also complained that their luxury workout pants started pilling only a few months after purchase.

Founder Chip Wilson responded to the controversy surrounding his product during an appearance on Bloomberg TV Tuesday, during which he appeared to blame quality issues on certain body types.

"There's always been pilling. Women will wear a seat belt that doesn't work. Or a purse that doesn't work, and quite frankly, some women's bodies just don't work for [our pants]," he said.

“It’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there, I mean, over a period of time, and how much they use it," he added.

When asked if he was suggesting that women shouldn't buy his pants, Wilson replied "No, I think they can, I just think it’s how you use them.”

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