Transgender YouTuber Nikita Dragun made a Victoria’s Secret-style ad.
The ad is in response to L Brands’ chief marketing officer Ed Razek, who recently said he didn’t think the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show should feature transgender or plus-size models.
Dragun’s video is going viral.
Victoria’s Secret found itself in hot water after Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of its parent company L Brands, said during an interview that transgender models should not be featured in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. He ultimately issued an apology after the interview went viral, but his initial comments are still striking a nerve with many.
Transgender YouTuber Nikita Dragun responded to Razek’s thoughts in a creative way: by making her own version of a Victoria’s Secret ad. The video shot by LiveRichMedia shows Dragun modeling white lingerie while wearing a pair of wings reminiscent of those the Victoria’s Secret Angels wear down the runway.
dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY! 👼🏻 everyone is beautifully unique. embrace your differences. stand tall in who you are! live your fantasy and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. shot by @liverichmedia
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“Dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the ‘fantasy’ so here I am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY!” Dragun wrote in the caption of her Instagram post.
The caption refers to Razek’s controversial comments to Vogue about not featuring transgender models in the brand’s annual fashion show.
“Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should,” Razek said in the interview with Vogue. “Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.”
Read more: A Victoria’s Secret executive has apologized for making ‘insensitive’ comment about transgender models
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Source:: Business Insider