V.S. Fashion Show Performer Is Unhappy LGBTQ People Weren’t Included. Does She Have A Point?

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Halsey apparently wasn’t very pleased lesbians and transgender people weren’t in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

For a reason that I will absolutely never understand, there was a bit of an uproar after Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of Victoria’s Secret parent company L Brands, made a statement about how they hadn’t hired transgender models and there wasn’t any audience interest in plus-sized models. Seemed reasonable, but because this is 2018, Razek still had to apologize(SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

Now, the star rapper is piling it on after the show aired Sunday night. She released a statement on her Instagram taking aim at the lack of lesbians or trans people. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

Halsey stated in part, “As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity. Especially not one motivated by stereotype.” Take a look at her full statement below. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)


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First off, I honestly had no idea Halsey was part of the LGBTQ community until I read this statement. She had been dating G-Eazy, which I guess then makes her bisexual. This has apparently been known for some time now. Not sure how I missed that. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)


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Secondly, I hate to break it to all the social justice warriors out there trying to change our fashion shows, but I wouldn’t suggest holding your breath waiting for transgender people to be wearing lingerie in the V.S. Fashion Show. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

The show is meant to entertain and for a large scale audience. They want to see smoke shows in revealing outfits and they want to be entertained. That’s not going to happen if men who think they’re women start strutting around. Stick to what works!


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As for the lesbians angle, I’m not sure anybody is really going to care one way or another if there are Victoria’s Secret Angels who are lesbians. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. That’s a whole different issue than men dressing up as women and walking the runway.

I think Halsey might be surprised to know men are tuning in to see attractive models, and they probably don’t care what the women’s sexual preferences are. That’s just a fact.

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