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Men's Wearhouse Guy

George Zimmer

FIRED!!!!!!

6/19/2013 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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9:49 AM PT --
Yep, it's nasty.

Zimmer just fired back at MW through a statement released to CNBC ... saying, "Over the past several months I have expressed my concerns to the Board about the direction the company is currently heading."

"Instead of fostering the kind of dialogue in the Boardroom that has in part contributed to our success, the Board has inappropriately chosen to silence my concerns through termination as an executive officer."

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Men's Wearhouse
did not like the way George Zimmer looked as executive chairman ... 'cause the suit chain just FIRED his ass!!!!

FYI -- the famously-bearded Zimmer didn't just FOUND the company in 1973, he also served as the spokesperson and is known for his slogan -- "You're going to like the way you look, I guarantee it."

The company announced the termination in a blunt statement ... and explained, "The board expects to discuss with Mr. Zimmer the extent, if any, and terms of his ongoing relationship with the company."

Sounds like a pretty nasty breakup.

In the meantime, here's a commercial to remember him by ...

130 COMMENTS

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1.

Joe    

sales I bet... it became more of a joke than at all. i've driven past some stores and rarely see anyone in them.

306 days ago
2.

nipples mugee    

Before: you'll like the way you feel in our suit.

now: Suck it

306 days ago
3.

Cat    

Hopefully he has a lot of suits from the Men's Warehouse - he's going to need them when looking for a new job!!!

306 days ago
4.

Dave    

Now he has more time to do his hobbies such as chainsmoking packs Marlboro Reds with the filters snapped off.

306 days ago
5.

Shannon    

BASTARDS!

306 days ago
6.

Dan    

Trayvon Martin will never get the chance to be fired.

306 days ago
7.

James25    

I always found it amazing how people can get fired from a company that they own. That just seems so strange.

306 days ago
8.

Jordan    

Charlie sheen must have gotten angry and went to the Board and threatened them" If George Zimmer still works here, i will never buy another suit again from you, And you have my Word on it."

306 days ago
9.

Shoozie    

I always thought he was not a nice person. Just a feeling.

306 days ago
10.

Berserk    

Hair Club for Men wants his beard and back hair.

306 days ago
11.

Jenna5960    

That's too bad. I liked him. Unbelievable that the man who started the company can be fired.

306 days ago
12.

Mary P    

Well, there was the kerflufle over the fact that he had a store put in signs supported Occupy This Thing For No Reason and the fact that the target demo was opposed to OWS. He also had a now well-known stance that he doesn't and wouldn't do background checks because those he wanted to hire hadn't burned him - which made a lot of men uncomfortable to shop there as well.

306 days ago
13.

dee    

How is he fired from a company he started?

306 days ago
14.

OnThree    

Now this is news!

306 days ago
15.

nipples mugee    

What does this have to do with Amada Bynes?

306 days ago
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