Victoria’s Secret sparked an outrage after Edward Razek, the chief marketing officer of the brand said he doesn’t think transgender models have a place in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show because the presentation is ‘fantasy’.
He told Vogue: “[It’s] like, why don’t you do 50? Why don’t you do 60? Why don’t you do 24? It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? 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 its 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.”
Razek has since taken to Twitter to apologised for his “insensitive” remarks.
“To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model for the show,” he wrote. “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 really are,” the chief marketing officer wrote.
But Courtney Stodden who is an American media personality, model, and singer has taken to Twitter to protest over the controversial comment.
She shared completely naked photos of herself and wrote: ‘After Edward Razek’s comments about ALL women and what the brand reflects… I’d rather go naked than wear Victoria’s Secret,’ Stodden said.
‘Ladies, wear your wings proud. We’re all unique AND beautiful, Stodden continued.