Lululemon announced on Tuesday that its gaffe-prone founder Chip Wilson was stepping down as chairman, a move that will be mourned by journalists everywhere.
Wilson raised controversy in November when he said his company’s pants wouldn’t work for all body types. “Even our small sizes would fit an extra large, [but] it’s really about the rubbing through the thighs, how much pressure is there … over a period of time, and how much they use it,” he said.
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That was hardly the only outrageous comment to come from Wilson. In a 2004 magazine profile, Wilson said he chose the name Lululemon because Japanese people can’t pronounce it. “It’s funny to watch them try it,” he said. Read more…