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Victoria's Secret Exec's Reason For Never Using Trans Or Plus-Sized Models Is Infuriating 😡


One of Victoria's Secret's higher-ups just admitted that the company has no interest in using trans or plus-sized models.

Ed Razek is the chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret's mother company, L Brands.

He recently sat down with the executive vice president of public relations at Victoria's Secret, Monica Mitro, while they were interviewed by Nicole Phelps of Vogue to discuss the famous Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

During the interview Phelps took the opportunity to bring up the fact that,

"There's a young generation turned on by the multiple sizes of women in that show, and there are all sorts of different upstart brands that are putting trans women in their advertisements, women who are size 40 in their advertisements."

She continued to ask,

"Does VS feel the need to address the way the market is shifting in any way?"

Razek responded by saying that transgender and plus-sized models have been considered. However, as he continued to talk his response went from mildly acceptable to downright offensive.

He tried to claim that L Brands' Lane Bryant sufficiently met the need for plus-sized customers.

He also said,

"We market to who we sell to, and we don't market to the whole world."

He went on to talk about plus-size models by referencing Victoria's Secret's attempt at inclusivity in 2000.

"No one had any interest in it, still don't."

Razek's distasteful comments also extended to the topic of transgender models when he used the term "transsexuals" instead of the GLAAD-approved umbrella term, "transgender".

"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."

Razek's comments make it clear that he believes that neither plus-sized women nor transgender women are part of a "fantasy".

The fact that the person in charge of marketing spoke so offensively in the era of Rihanna's Savage x Fenty and Universal Standard has stirred quite the reaction amongst the social media loving millennials.

They are appalled by his comments, and their skin cannot stop crawling.

Looks like it's time for millennials to kill this company next.

H/T: W Magazine, Vogue

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