Tess Holliday accused the lingerie manufacturer of discriminating against models that do not meet generally accepted standards. Her sharp post on Instagram has collected tens of thousands of likes. The conflict flared up after a statement by the brand representative that Victoria’s Secret is not interesting to work with plus-size models and transgender people.
“But who ever needs these Victoria’s Secret? They never supported donuts, and now they are trying to run into my transgender sisters as well. Oh, no. Let my fat ass kiss!” Tess Holliday wrote in her Instagram. Outraged post she backed up the appropriate photo.
The indignation of the plus-size model was caused by the position of the brand regarding the attraction to work of girls with non-standard sizes and male models who changed their sex. Ed Razek, director of marketing for Victoria’s Secret, told Vogue in an interview that the company does not invite such models to the castings, because “he is not interested in this.”
“In Victoria’s Secret, we should pay more attention to non-standard sizes and body types. And we should pay more attention to those brands that do what we need”
Holliday’s followers liked her post over 70 thousand times and left more than two thousand comments. One of the users wrote: “If the company ignores the interests of people with large sizes and engages in sex discrimination, then it has no place in the market.” “Exactly,” supported another. “Why spend money on brands that don’t want to change.”