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Victoria's Secret Exec Apologizes for Transphobic Comments

Victoria's Secret Exec Apologizes for Transphobic Comments

Victoria's Secret has come under fire for some wildly insensitive remarks made by Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for L Brands. The senior executive recently told Vogue that trans models don't belong in the "fantasy" of a Victoria's Secret fashion show.

Related | Trans Women Don't Exist in Victoria's Secret's Fantasy World

"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."

He also explained why the brand doesn't embrace plus-sized models.

"We attempted to do a television special for plus-sizes [in 2000]. No one had any interest in it, still don’t."

Suffice to say, social media was not having it. Razek and the lingerie brand have received swift backlash in the few days since the interview has gone live. But now, Razek has issued an apology via the brand's Twitter.

 

 

 

For many, the apology felt less than sincere. Members of the community have responded to Razek's half-hearted apology that does little to address the problematic nature of his original comment. It's clear that a simple manufactured apology won't make up for the action that this brand has been lacking for years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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