Victoria’s Secret Apologizes for Plus Size and Trans Comments

The infamous lingerie brand is under fire for previous comments made by the brand’s chief marketing officer Ed Razek.

“Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is. It is the only one of it’s kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us. And they carp at us because we’re the leader…we attempted to do a television special for plus sizes [in 2000]. No one had any interest in it still don’t.”

His comment sparked a great controversy and Razzek later issued an apology via Twitter.

2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 
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“My remark regarding the inclusion of transgender models in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came across as insensitive. I apologize. To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model for the show. We’ve had transgender models come to castings…And like many others they didn’t make it…But it was never about gender. I admire and respect their journey to embrace who they are.”

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