An uproar ensued as Victoria’s secret customers vowed to boycott the brand following its Chief Marketing Officer Ed
Razek’s comments regarding plus-sized and transgender models.
The remarks were about why Victoria’s Secret had not cast transgender or plus-sized models for their runway shows.
According to Variety, it was in a Vogue interview where Razek made his comments in which he referred to transgender people as “transsexuals,” an outdated term and implied that transgender models are not worthy of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
“So 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?” he said. “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.”
On Friday Victoria’s Secret posted a statement from Razek on their
The apology came a little too late as people had already expressed their outrage with the original remarks.
Model Tess Holliday was one of many that took to