In a series of tweets, the influencer explained that she didn’t know a clip of her was in the new documentary which explores the brand’s pop culture reign in the late 1990s and early 2000s and how it thrived on exclusion.
Paytas in the Abercrombie doc
Paytas has been clipped in the doc just over an hour into it. However when her fans mentioned it, calling her ‘hilarious’, she said she didn’t know about it.
The clip, which comes just as the documentary talks about the 2013 petition to oust the company’s CEO Mike Jeffries, shows Paytas saying: ‘Bitch, your ass would do some good if Kim Kardashian could squeeze her big butt into your clothes.’
This was a reaction to Jeffries being openly exclusive to plus sizes in 2006 in an interview.
Paytas didn’t know
However, according to Paytas she didn’t know this old clip would be featured in the new documentary, even claiming the original video in which the clip features was ‘taken down’.
Freshered has reached out to Trisha Paytas and Netflix for a comment.
What is White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch?
The Netflix documentary explores the rise and fall of the iconic ‘all-American’ brand and how the CEO, Jeffries, helped the company pioneer a new idea of ‘cool’ in the 90s and noughties. That meant excluding people who would be considered plus-sized due to the brands lack of representation, but ultimately made people feel bad about not fitting in their selective clothing sizes.
The documentary also explores some of the lawsuits brought by former staff members due to allegedly ‘selective’ hiring practices.