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He not only seems to believe that trans people can’t be a fantasy:
“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.”
But he also thinks that since “no one had any interest in it” when they pursued doing a plus-size show in 2000, things should stay the same 18 years later. We beg to differ, Ed!
He tried to “apologize,” in a statement but to many it still came across just as tone deaf as the initial interview:
Please read this important message from Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer, L Brands (parent company of Victoria’s Secret). pic.twitter.com/CW8BztmOaM
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) November 10, 2018
RiRi has appeared to show support for those speaking out against his comments, by liking an Instagram post that shamed VS and praised her inclusive show.
She’s not the only one! Kendall Jenner, who walked in the annual show for a fourth time last week appeared to throw some shade by posting a pic to her IG story of a graphic that read ‘Celebrate Trans Women,’ standing up for individuals including Caitlyn Jenner, who opened up about her transition in 2015.
Yikes, we hope the brand gets with the times ASAP!!
[Image via Derrick Salters/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]