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Diversity ; body: Lululemon founder criticizes the company

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Chip Wilson, who founded Lululemon in 1998, no longer runs the company, but remains a shareholder. (Archive photo)

The Canadian Press

The founder of the Vancouver company Lululemon criticizes the retailer's diversity efforts.

Chip Wilson expressed his distaste for all of Lululemon's diversity and inclusion during an interview with Forbes magazine.

He judges that the people the company presents in its advertisements are unhealthy, sickly and uninspiring. p>

Mr. Wilson believes Lululemon is imitating Gap in wanting to be all things to all people. Lululemon declined to comment on Mr. Wilson's remarks.

The businessman previously sparked controversy in 2013, when he told Bloomberg that some women's bodies were not compatible with the company's products after that Lululemon removed some of its yoga pants over concerns that they were too see-through.

Chip Wilson, who founded Lululemon in 1998, no longer runs the company, but remains a shareholder.

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He now devotes his time to his investments and in search of a cure for facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy, a disease he suffers from.

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