IT’S OFFICIAL: Victoria’s Secret Hires A Transgender ‘Angel’

Written by K. Walker on August 5, 2019

It was bound to happen in our new “woke” society.

What did you expect after Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover in 2015?

Transgender models are all the rage in our culture that has embraced critical gender theory as reality. Elle featured a male to female transgender model on their cover earlier this year.

Now, Victoria’s Secret has hired their first transgender model. Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio posted a video on Instagram behind-the-scenes at a photoshoot for the brand’s Pink line. Sampaio captioned it, “Never stop dreaming genteee” with several emojis and hashtags.

Sampaio also posted a photo wearing a robe with makeup and hair ready for the shoot.

Question: So, where are the feminists calling out this misogyny?

Answer: Too busy applauding it.

Victoria’s Secret hires beautiful women to model lingerie, and now they’ve hired someone who is a biological male, and somehow that’s not misogyny?

Just think of the young ladies dying to ramp up their modeling career to find out that they were not as appealing to model lingerie as someone who was born a boy.

That must do some real damage to someone’s self-image — to not be thought of as prettier than a biological male.

But we all know what this is — it’s virtue signaling bullcrap.

The move comes just months after the lingerie brand was under fire for not including transgender models in its fashions show.

Ed Razek, Chief Marketing Officer for L Brands, (the parent company of Victoria’s Secrets,) said that he didn’t think that transgender models should be introduced into the fashion show in an interview with Vogue last November.

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. 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. They don’t talk about each other. I accept that. I actually respect it. Cool. But we’re nobody’s third love. [Editor’s note: ThirdLove is a competitor that has received investment from a former CEO of Victoria’s Secret stores.] We’re their first love. And Victoria’s Secret has been women’s first love from the beginning.
(Emphasis added)

In the same interview, Razek says that Victoria’s Secret has considered expanding the brand by including plus-sized models and transgender models, but there isn’t much interest in it.

I think we address the way the market is shifting on a constant basis. If you’re asking if we’ve considered putting a transgender model in the show or looked at putting a plus-size model in the show, we have. We invented the plus-size model show in what was our sister division, Lane Bryant. Lane Bryant still sells plus-size lingerie, but it sells a specific range, just like every specialty retailer in the world sells a range of clothing. As do we. We market to who we sell to, and we don’t market to the whole world.
(Emphasis added)

Razek also said that building a brand isn’t easy, and its image is very specific.

Because the brand has a specific image, has a point of view. It has a history. It’s hard to build a brand. It’s hard to build Vogue, Ralph Lauren, Apple, Starbucks. You have a brand position and you have a brand point of view. The girls who have earned their way into the show have worked for it.
Source: Vogue

After some massive backlash, including a couple of Victoria’s Secrets models wokescolding Razek, he backtracked.

Two models for Victoria’s Secret, Karlie Kloss and Lily Aldridge, posted support for trans and gender non-conforming(GNC) people on their Instagram stories.

An apology by Razek was issued on the Victoria’s Secret Twitter account.

It read, “My remark regarding the inclusion of transgender models in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came across as insensitive. I apologize. To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model for the show. We’ve had transgender models come to castings… and like many others, they didn’t make it… But it was never about gender. I admire and respect their journey to embrace who they really are.”

The wokescolds are trying to lecture people into changing what they find attractive, and lecturing heterosexual men for finding young, fit women attractive.

There’s also a growing movement that says that because “transgender women are women” having genital preferences in dating is “transphobic.” So, if your “lady” still has some extra bits and pieces below the belt, well, you’ve just gotta roll with it.

Yeah, that’s not how this works.

Perhaps it’s because people are now in fear being called misogynists, sexists, and -ists and -phobes, they’re turning off the Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

Or perhaps, it’s just going the way of the dinosaur on its own because of the prevalence of quick an easy cheap thrills available on the internet for free.

Who knows. Either way, it’s not a good thing for Victoria’s Secret.

The annual fashion show has suffered from diminishing ratings for several years, and, according to Angel Shanina Shaik, the 2019 show has been canceled. It was initally reported that the show just wouldn’t be televised.
Source: Fox News

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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