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Lululemon founder blames women`s bodies for sheer pants problem

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The founder of Lululemon, a popular yoga and running clothing company, is coming under fire after a comment he made defending the company's too-sheer yoga pants.

"Frankly, some women's bodies just don't actually work for [the pants]," Lululemon founder Chip Wilson said on Bloomberg TV. "It's really about the rubbing through the thighs."

Those comments sent an uproar among women.

"That's aggravating, intimidating and a little bit rude because it's like saying bigger girls shouldn't be wearing that kind of stuff," Curves member Nicole Garay said.

FOX 32 stopped by Curves in Logan Square, an establishment that aims to help women of all sizes become healthy and lose weight.

"We're very vulnerable to begin with and you're going out there and you're wearing something that is exposing you and then you're telling women, well if you have curves which women do, beautiful women have curves that there is something wrong with that," fitness coach Amy Stuenkel says.

Other women we spoke with said if you're confident in your skin, what Lululemon's founder said is not going to change that.

Some feel after hearing something like this, they won't be returning customers.

"I thought it was a really good product, but if they have an attitude like that, no absolutely I wouldn't want to spend my money on that," Stuenkel adds.

The high-end retailer has not released any comment since Wilson's comments.

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