19 November 2018

Victoria's Secret 'sorry' for transgender model comments

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Victoria's Secret chief marketing officer has apologised for comments he made about transgender models. reports citing BBC that in an interview with Vogue magazine, Ed Razek had said the lingerie company's annual shows were "a fantasy" and should not include them. Mr Razek later said his remarks were "insensitive".

The 2018 show took place on 8 November in New York, featuring models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

Victoria's Secret has been grappling with falling sales since 2016.

In a wide-ranging interview published on Thursday, Mr Razek and the company's executive vice-president of public relations, Monica Mitro, were asked whether the brand was putting more emphasis on diversity.

Mr Razek, who is part of the casting team, admitted that he had "considered" putting transgender and plus-sized models in the show, but had not as the company "did not market to the whole world".

2018.11.10 / 22:31
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