RIP to the end of an era. Victoria Secret’s fashion show of crazy costumes and busty babes in lingerie has come to an end.
Next comes the whodunit autopsy for why the show is no more.
Is it because they are not getting the same returns on the show that they used to?
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been officially canceled this year as the company works to save its reputation amid plummeting ratings and ongoing backlash over its lack of diversity.
The lingerie giant’s parent company, L Brands, confirmed the end of the holiday runway extravaganza in an earnings call on Thursday, four months after model Shanina Shaik leaked the news.
The decision was part of a move to ‘evolve the messaging of [the company],’ Fortune reports, indicating that the over-the-top event is well on its way to becoming a relic of the past in today’s #MeToo era. The brand has also faced declining sales figures and a fall in the number of viewers tuning into watch the catwalk showcase.
Is it because they have upset the outrage mob by pushing back on demands to include anyone who looked like Rosie or Rupaul in their show?
It comes a year after marketing chief Ed Razek saying that the brand would not cast plus-sized or ‘transexual’ models because the show is a ‘fantasy.’
He was rounded on by celebrities such as Halsey, who wrote on Instagram that she had ‘no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity’, just days after performing at the Victoria’s Secret show.
There IS another reason the ratings could be down.
Nothing Victoria is concealing is really a ‘secret’ anymore.
We have a sex-saturated culture where the most graphic sexual images are just a couple of clicks away. Apps can now let you meet up with some rando for just long enough to ‘do the deed’ and walk away as strangers.
Could it be that even the barely-there clothing and outlandish clothing worn by these beautiful women on this spectacle on stage can no longer compete with a billion-dollar pornography industry?
What do you think it was that killed the show?
Or are we all past caring?