I’ve reported on Victoria’s Secret before, but things are getting much worse now.
The brand is getting slammed online for transphobia, and every other kind of phobia. Apparently, the brand isn’t representative enough because its models aren’t transgender or fat.
Victoria’s Secret was really fair in its response, too, saying that models who fit those criteria applied but ‘like many others, didn’t make the cut’.
So in reality, this isn’t a matter of Victoria’s Secret banning transgender models. It’s just a simple fact that none of them have made the cut yet – which makes sense, given what a tiny minority trans people are.
I’m not ashamed to say, though, that I think this whole outrage is wrong. I’m not ashamed to say that Victoria’s Secret models are beautiful because…well, they’re beautiful.
Why should they change that?
(Right after I recorded this video, Victoria’s Secret announced the departure of the company’s CEO, Jan Singer. However, it was unclear from the official announcement whether or not this was related to the “trans model” controversy.)