Date: April 2002
In 2002 Abercrombie released a series of T-shirts with jokes like "Wong Bros. Laundry Service: Two Wongs Can Make It White" and "Buddha Bash: Get Your Buddha on the Floor." The shirts featured Asian caricatures with rice paddy hats, slanted eyes, and buck teeth. Needless to say, this didn't sit well with Asian-American communities, who protested their existence. Hampton Carney, a PR rep for A&F said "We personally thought Asians would love this T-shirt," adding their intended audience was "young Asian shoppers with a sense of humor." By that we assume he means self-hating assimilated Asians.