Victoria's Secret Boss Apologizes For 'Insensitive' Trans Comment




Victoria's Secret boss apologises for "insensitive" trans and plus-size comments

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Nov 12, 2019
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Victoria's Secret's chief marketing officer has apologised for his "insensitive" remarks about transgender models.

During a recent interview about whether the brand was putting more emphasis on diversity and inclusion, Ed Razek had commented that the annual Victoria's Secret shows are a "fantasy" and therefore should not include trans or plus-size models.

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Razek, 70, who was part of the casting team, admitted that he had "considered" putting transgender and plus-sized models on the catwalk, but conceded that that company "did not market to the whole world".

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"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," he toldVogue.

"The show is a fantasy. It's a 42-minute entertainment special. That's what it is. It is the only one of its kind in the world."

An 80 year old man owns the company and a 70 year old man runs it. And their archaic perspectives - on women, on gender, on plus size folks, on trans folks - are making VS a worse brand by the day.





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