Victoria’s Secret can suck a fat dick. Sorry, not sorry.

If you haven’t heard by now, Victoria’s Secret sucks. More specifically, Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, sucks. According to a new interview in Vogue, the CMO has a very specific vision for the annual fashion show, and that vision doesn’t include plus size or trans models. Their show is a “fantasy”, they have a “specific image”, and “the girls who have earned their way into the show have worked for it.”

He continues: “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.”

Ok, you don’t market to the whole world. I get that. It’s one thing to walk into VS and realize they don’t have my size, and totally another to read that one of the company executives is like “NO FATTIES PLZ, go to Lane Bryant where you belong.” Thanks bro, but LB sells extremely overpriced clothing that falls apart after a couple washes. And why not market to the whole world? Our money is as good as the money straight size women give you; don’t you like money? Other brands seem to be able to market to a wide range of sizes, like that upstart Savage x Fenty that you’re so dismissive of:

“Everybody had the conversation about Savage [x Fenty] having the pregnant model in the show. We watch this, we’re amused by it, but we don’t milk it. And all of these things that they’ve “invented,” we have done and continue to do.”

Amused huh? That’s interesting.

He goes on to say that they attempted a plus size show in 2000 and no one was interested in it, and they still aren’t, which strikes me as funny because “BBW” (which means Big Beautiful Women, fyi) is one of the terms searched most often FOR PORN. Same with transgender. Not that any of us want to be fetishized, but clearly we’re involved in a lot of people’s literal, actual fantasies. You could also go tell all of my conventionally attractive exes and the dudes who still hit on me in bars that I’m not supposed to be the kind of person they’re attracted to. Only scary glamazons are deserving of lust.

Razek has since “apologized”, meaning that he didn’t anticipate the backlash and now he’s trying to undo the damage he’s done to his brand and likely trying not to be canned. it was also announced this week that the CEO of VS would be stepping down due to declining sales, but I can’t help but think that this incident played some part. I don’t know what she and the other executives of L Brands (VS parent company) thought would happen when they continued to allow a 70 year old dude to control their marketing. Take a clue from someone in your generation: the times, they are a changin’, and you better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone. Your opinions are in the minority now, and people won’t give you money if you’re an asshole. Your company will tank.

I’m not necessarily on board with the whole cancel culture thing, but I’ll make an exception for VS, and all of their company’s brands.

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