Victoria’s Secret apologises for’insensitive’ transgender version remarks


Victoria’s Secret chief advertising officer has apologised for saying transgender versions shouldn’t be contained in the brand’s annual displays.

Ed Razek, that had been talking diversity in a meeting with Vogue magazine, has said his opinions had been”insensitive”.

The US lingerie manufacturer 2018 display occurred in New York on 8 November, also featured versions such as Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Mr Razek, that had been a part of the casting group, told Vogue he’d contemplated placing transgender and plus-sized versions in the series.

Picture: Kendall Jenner in the Victoria’s Secret series

He added that he did not because the firm”didn’t promote to the entire world”.

Mr Razek went on to state:”Can the newest consider diversity? Yes.

“Can we provide bigger dimensions? Yes.”

He added:”(Folks ask) should not you’ve transsexuals from the series? No. No, I do not believe we ought to… the series is a dream.

“It is a 42-moment amusement special.

“That is exactly what it is.

“It’s actually the only one of its type on earth.”

His remarks come as Victoria’s Secret has experienced falling earnings since 2016.

Following the opinions brought a backlash on social networking, the newest tweeted an apology from Mr Razek.

It read:”My opinion concerning the addition of transgender models from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came across as insensitive.

“I apologise.

“To be clear, we certainly could throw a transgender version for the series.

“We have had transgender versions come into castings… And just like others, they did not make it… However, it wasn’t about sex.”

Victoria’s Secret has been discovered in 1977 and is believed to possess run over 1,000 shops throughout the world.


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