Shortly earlier than the taping of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show on November eight, Vogue printed an interview with the particular’s “chief architects” Ed Razek and Monica Mitro, by which Razek (additionally chief advertising and marketing officer of L Brands) dismissed a query about whether or not or not a transgender mannequin might ever stroll the VS stage. “Shouldn’t you could have transsexuals within the present?,” he mused. “No. No, I don’t suppose we must always. Well, why not? Because the present is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute leisure particular.”

Razek subsequently apologized for his feedback, and Victoria’s Secret Chief Executive Jan Singer has since resigned, however in case you thought she hoped the entire debacle had slide again beneath the radar, headliner Halsey took the chance in the course of the vogue present’s precise airing to verify everybody is aware of the place she stands. “As a member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, I’ve no tolerance for an absence of inclusivity,” the singer wrote on Instagram Sunday evening. “Especially not one motivated by stereotype.”

So, to any new younger followers testing her posts resulting from her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show look tonight, Halsey says “hello” and directs them to GLSEN, a corporation devoted to LGBTQ youth, the place she says she has made a donation. “If you’re a trans particular person studying this, and these feedback have made you’re feeling alienated or invalidated please know that you’ve got allies,” Halsey concludes. “We stand in solidarity. And full and whole acceptance is the one ‘fantasy’ that I assist … ”

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