Halsey Slams Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show For Being Non-Inclusive
Fans should not be expecting singer, Halsey to perform again anytime soon at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
This is coming after the “Without You” crooner performed at the fashion show last month but later heard that the brand’s Creative Director had made some comments which left a bitter taste in the singer’s mouth.
The 24-year-old “Bad at Love” singer who performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 8 refused to promote her performance when it aired yesterday, December 2nd. Instead, she shared a message with fans about why she wasn’t feeling so supportive of the brand any longer.
This lengthy message was in response to remarks recently made by the brand’s Chief Marketing Officer of L Brands, Ed Razek, when asked if the show planned to start including trans or plus-sized models.
“It’s like, why doesn’t your show do this? Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No, No I don’t think we should,” Ed told Vogue in November. “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 comments didn’t sit well with Halsey and instead of promoting her performance on social media, she used her platform to promote an organization close to her heart.
“Please allow me to direct your attention to GLSEN,” she wrote. “An organization that offers services aimed at protecting LGBTQ+ youth. And with respect to those youth targeted by these comments in a world where they have been made to feel “other,” I have made a sizable donation in their honor.” She concluded her message with a very specific dig at Ed, writing, “We stand in solidarity and complete and total acceptance is the only “fantasy” that I support.”
It is noteworthy that although she didn’t promote the show any further after that, she posted a photo of herself and Bella Hadid from backstage at the show on Instagram with a supportive message.
“Bella’s world and we’re just living in it,” she wrote. “Congrats on tonight bb you deserve it the most!”