"I have no idea where I'm going to get dresses displayed as size 14 that are actually size 4."
Forever 21 is preparing for a possible bankruptcy, it was reported on Thursday — But all Twitter heard was "closing down sale."
Fans of the clothing store seemingly had little sympathy for the retailer's 30,000 or so employees, focusing instead on getting discounts on the already-heavily discounted wares.
The news came via Bloomberg, who claimed the company is considering filing for Chapter 11 amid falling sales. The publication claimed the retailer had been in talks with lenders to restructure its debt, but negotiations had stalled.
The LA headquartered company operates 800 stores in the US and around the world; bankruptcy would allow it to dump its unprofitable locations.
And, as Twitter quickly realized, closing outlets means getting rid of excess stock.
Along with the many memes of people rushing to pick the carcasses, a large section of social media pointed out what they believed was the reason behind the company's potential fall, including its Flamin' Hot Cheetos and United States Postal Service collections.
According to Bloomberg, closing Forever 21 would cause huge problems for mall owners, who count it as one of their biggest remaining tenants amid a wave of bankruptcies in the retail sector.
Without anybody to fill the empty spaces, landlords may consider taking a stake in the retailer to avoid that; Bloomberg reported that while Co-founder Do Won Chang wants to maintain his controlling stake, disgruntled company officials have proposed such a deal to landlords without his approval.
See some of the reactions to the news below:
Me thinking about all the Forever 21 employees who will be losing their jobs. But also thinking about the bankruptcy sale. pic.twitter.com/fuLpxyyhE5
forever21 stores looking at their stock and wondering what they're gonna do with all of their unsold sequin "taco tuesdays" crop tops and glitter emoji booty shorts after filing for bankruptcy pic.twitter.com/UaPpo6V2Aa
Forever 21 preparing for bankruptcy shows you how fast the fashion industry is nowadays. You have to innovate and have new ideas every day if you want to still be on the market. The joy of competition.