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.
“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.”