Despite being a performer at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, that has not stopped outspoken pop singer Halsey for calling out the show for the comments senior creative director, Ed Razek, made about not including transgender models into their show. He told Vogue in an interview, “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 would later go on to give an “apology” for his insensitive comments.
She took to Instagram to write, “I have adored the Victorias Secret fashion show since I was young. Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hardworking models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my year. However, after I filmed the performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity. Especially not one motivated by stereotype. If you're on my page because you watched my performance tonight, please allow me to instead direct your attention to GLSEN: An organization that offers services aimed at protecting LGBTQ+ youth.”
She closes with, “And with respect to those youth targeted by these comments in a world where they have been made to feel “other,” I have made a sizable donation in their honor. If you are a trans person reading this, and these comments made you feel alienated or invalidated please know that you have allies. We stand in solidarity, and complete and total acceptance is the only “fantasy” that I support...”
Please read this important message from Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer, L Brands (parent company of Victoria’s Secret). pic.twitter.com/CW8BztmOaM— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) November 10, 2018
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