Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret, has publicly apologised for saying he will not hire transgender models for the lingerie brand’s annual fashion show.
He said he didn’t think there should be “transsexuals” in the show “because [it] is a fantasy” ahead of the event earlier this week.
“It’s a 42-minute entertainment special,” the 70-year-old told Vogue Runway. “That’s what it is. It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us. And they carp at us because we’re the leader.”
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
There seems to be a notion that appearing as a model in a Victoria’s Secret show is a right, that any person should be able to exercise if they chose and without regard for what the company wishes.
What if Victoria’s Secret wanted a catwalk featuring only brunette bikini models? Would this be offensive to blondes? Would this be discrimination? A hate crime?
Are lingerie shows a political statement? Are they a chance to display how politically correct company management is? Or are they an opportunity to model clothes in hope people may buy them?
The reality is that Victoria’s Secret is not a political pressure group. The brand is selling bras and knickers, which are often designed to be sexy, alluring, glamorous so that the woman wearing it may entice her partner. Statistically, the target market that buys hot lingerie would be men who are looking for something to buy their partner, or women who wish to be attractive.
A recent study found that 96.7% of straight men would not date a trans-man identifying as a woman – the report claimed that such was “transphobic”, raising questions of consent, i.e. it is wrong to force a man into a relationship. Likewise, should society force 96.7% of men to find attractive people they do not? Should a company be forced to deny this fact as it seeks to tailor marketing displays to attract their audience?
In the same interview, Mr Razek was asked to explain why he does not cast any plus-size models. “I don’t think we can be all things to all customers,” he said, adding that the brand’s sizes go up to 40DDD.
Reality, painful as it may be, is that men find slim women attractive – obesity is a serious illness that leads to diabetes, even death, and therefore, is not attractive, however much media will try to bully men into thinking otherwise.
In modern Marxist snowflake Britain, every single man must find you attractive, and agree to date you on demand, or he is a bigot, and probably soon will be sent to jail. It’s time we stood up for men’s rights! If we don’t want to have sex with a person, whatever they identify as, we won’t, and to force otherwise is a serious sin, and should remain a crime.
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