November 14, 2018

Victoria’s Secret slammed for transphobia (or something)

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

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.)

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commented 2018-11-15 23:31:24 -0500
Sorry, not interested in lingerie made for men who think they are women. Next, women will have no choice but to buy unmentionables with space for male genitals…when that day comes, I will go commando!
commented 2018-11-15 03:47:39 -0500
And of course all the left wingers telling conservatives to start their own youtube or facebook get all offended if someone tells them to start their own company like VS or many others they make demands of.
commented 2018-11-15 03:46:20 -0500
Gross, who the hell would want to see that?
commented 2018-11-15 00:10:17 -0500
That’s what happens when everybody gets a participation medal.
commented 2018-11-14 23:39:17 -0500
All those complaining about a company developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling a product to a specific market niche, can simply start up their own to do just that, targeting the niche/market they wish. Victorias Secret has their business model, target market, and has every right to decide it. You don’t like it, make your own, take the risk, put your own money up, but don’t tell anyone how/what to do with theirs, they took the risk, you didn’t.