In an interview published late last week, Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek said some shit comments about the inclusion of trans models in the show. On being asked about the brand’s approach to diversity, he said: “Does the brand think about diversity? Yes. Do we offer larger sizes? Yes… Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should.” And, boy bye.
“Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy,” He continued, unfortunately. “It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is. It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors.”
But now that he and Victoria’s Secret have felt the wrath of what’s good, they’ve attempted to apologise.
“My remark regarding the inclusion of transgender models in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came across as insensitive. I apologise,” he says.
“To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model in our show. We’ve had transgender models come to castings… And like many others, they didn’t make it.” K.