Trans YouTuber Nikita Dragun has called out Victoria's Secret and we are here for it! Dragun made her own "fantasy" commercial after some disparaging comments were made by the brand's marketing officer.
dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FAN… https://t.co/T72jkRbMjJ— Nikita Dragun (@Nikita Dragun)1544050888.0
Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer for Victoria's Secret, was quoted in a Vogue article as saying:
"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."
Razek has since apologized for the comments with a statement released on the Victoria's Secret Twitter.
Please read this important message from Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer, L Brands (parent company of Victoria’s S… https://t.co/su2iz2qQ77— Victoria's Secret (@Victoria's Secret)1541822508.0
This sentiment still didn't sit right with Nikita Dragun.
trans models can’t “sell the fantasy” can someone cancel his transphobic ass please https://t.co/pFgsfTKpkh— Nikita Dragun (@Nikita Dragun)1541874350.0
She produced the video in three days, wearing a high-end Fantasy Bra. It's received millions of views, and hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets.
And it has people stanning the absolute Queen!
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun We all love a rebel— tpo.aangel (@tpo.aangel)1544115382.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun Victoria Secret's ladies have nothing on you. Your beautiful, sexy and enchanting.— StephenC (@StephenC)1544116087.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun SLAYYY— Joanne ❄️ (@Joanne ❄️)1544128033.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun yes baby getting the recognition she deserves— 🖤 ash 🕷 (@🖤 ash 🕷)1544121033.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun fuck yeah thats my nikita— ᴋᴀᴛɪᴇ | ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ ʙɪᴛᴄʜ (@ᴋᴀᴛɪᴇ | ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ ʙɪᴛᴄʜ)1544116371.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun I wana be a pretend angel https://t.co/aZxPa7Sqqz— Christina.enaa (@Christina.enaa)1544128723.0
@dailydot @NikitaDragun Yes 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Lareina A. Flores (@Lareina A. Flores)1544133332.0
@dailydot @NikitaDragun yes nikita 💛💛💛💛— savvy ♡ (@savvy ♡)1544135491.0
@dailydot @NikitaDragun yes mami break the internet— ɪᴛᴀɴ (@ɪᴛᴀɴ)1544133028.0
Fuck it up sis!!!!! ✊🏿🏳️🌈 https://t.co/AwZzCbLhT3— Brian Bee (@Brian Bee)1544119902.0
@BuzzFeedCeleb Love me some @NikitaDragun 👌🏼🙌🏻— katie (@katie)1544083117.0
Some people couldn't quite keep their transphobic comments to themselves, but they were quickly shut down.
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun all the men commenting nasty things on here couldn’t get a girl half as hot as her oooof sh… https://t.co/7gE5ogn3Ey— 🎄ɹǝʇsʍǝɹd ʎʞunq🎄 (@🎄ɹǝʇsʍǝɹd ʎʞunq🎄)1544145142.0
@BuzzFeed @NikitaDragun She’s not a boy shes a girl and looks amazing here absolute goddess 💜💜💜💜— Mikayla (@Mikayla)1544120501.0
@WhatTheFFacts Ok,she is hot....to all the negative comments, I bet if you did not know the this person was a trans… https://t.co/4TL0qhJW0H— UWDawgfan1967 (@UWDawgfan1967)1544118082.0
Dragun has said this is not a call to hate Victoria's Secret. She's calling out the idea a trans woman can't sell the "fantasy."
trust me sweetie there are plenty of higher quality / inclusive lingerie brands out there. that i would GLADLY spen… https://t.co/dsOp94zuOX— Nikita Dragun (@Nikita Dragun)1544060842.0
Dragun gained a following on YouTube with her makeup tutorials in 2014. She revealed she was transgender in 2015. She still produces makeup videos, but now also posts life vlogs.