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Behati Prinsloo Defends Victoria's Secret Amid Fashion Show Criticism

Behati Prinsloo Defends Victoria's Secret Amid Fashion Show Criticism

Behati Prinsloo, one of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, is defending the fashion show amid some controversy about inclusion.

If you don’t know, chief marketing officer Ed Razek made some recent comments about the show when he said, “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is. It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us.” The brand has also come under fire for not including models of all sizes in the runway presentation.

Behati was asked by Elle, “We’re in the midst of a major body positivity movement. Where do you think Victoria’s Secret fits in to that?”

“I think Victoria’s Secret embodies a lot of things. There’s a lot of talk about everything but I think people need to also understand that it’s a show. It’s not saying negative or positive about any body type, it’s ‘this is who they are.’ We’re strong, we’re confident, and I think any woman is a Victoria’s Secret woman,” Behati said. “But people also need to understand that it’s just a show. I don’t think that it says that they’re not for a certain type of body. It’s cool to talk about it and great to open up a conversation and so much good has happened. I think it’s a show. Let’s just have fun and not make it about anything and just have a great night and celebrate everyone.”

“We’ve all got a body, nobody looks the same. It’s tough, it’s a hard thing to do because there’s always two sides and I’m just trying to, you know, live my best life,” she added.

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  • Sanna Leena

    They all look different? I’m sorry but I find it difficult to see who is who between all of the VS angels. For me they all look the same and they all are the same body type. Who looks like that? It’s time for a change!

  • yeaaaayado

    of course she’s defending it. it pays her.

  • bbm

    This is so absurd, if you don’t like the Victoria’s secret fashion show, just don’t watch it. It is not hurting anyone

  • arwa

    according to whom “not hurting anyone”?

  • arwa

    according to whom “not hurting anyone”?

  • bbm

    is the show offensive? Are the comments offensive? people just like getting offended. Next thing we’ll have to hear is going to be that there are no plastic surgery bodies in the show… same argument, just don’t watch the show!

  • bbm

    is the show offensive? Are the comments offensive? people just like getting offended. Next thing we’ll have to hear is going to be that there are no plastic surgery bodies in the show… same argument, just don’t watch the show!

  • tom

    Freaks should create their own freak show. Movies and TV have been ruined by this thinking.

  • tom

    Freaks should create their own freak show. Movies and TV have been ruined by this thinking.

  • tom

    Freaks should create their own freak show. Movies and TV have been ruined by this thinking.

  • cuzjcacjo

    body shaming pretty thin women is ok, but we can’t shame the at-home fatties? yep…

  • arwa

    Let’s start with two keywords: representation and eating disorders.

  • Sansa Squad

    victoria’s secret has always been a very tacky brand deeply rooted in misogyny and anyone who’s just now realizing that (ahem, halsey) hasn’t been paying attention. at least now these models are forced, even just for a second, to confront the idea that they’re not necessarily promoting positive messages by wearing “sexy” lingerie on national television!

  • Sansa Squad

    the fact that you think anyone who doesn’t feel the vs models represent them is a “fatty” is symptomatic of the larger problem with the show. it’s not okay to body shame anyone, kind of weird that you’re dying to do it!

  • Honeybee

    The real problem with Victoria’s Secret is the old, tired, 70’s playboy bunny meets Kmart designs! The awful quality of the fabrics, the cheap lace and inadequate fastenings are absolutely at odds with the top level pricing! In particular, the panties are the worst—they are not even as good as Hanes or Fruit of the Loom! It’s time to either hire some fresh new designers or adjust the prices based on the quality of the products they offer the consumer!😡

  • Maria M.

    If you want to sell me a piece of lingerie then put it on Gisele instead of some girl that weights 300 lbs. Obese people can’t exactly sell sex that well.