24-year-old singer Halsey, who performed at this weekend’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, is now criticizing the brand for its lack of “inclusivity” following the usual round of outraged from the perpetually offended masses on social media.
The mob was irate stemming from a Vogue interview last month, in which the fashion show’s creators were asked if it was time to add plus-sized women and transgender models to the runway. The creators, Ed Razek and Monica Mitro, were not impressed with the idea.
“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,” said Razek. “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.”
That was all Halsey needed to hear. She took to her Instagram on Sunday to bash the show for failing to include all of the SJW Oppression Olympics competitors.
“I have adored the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since I was young,” she wrote. “Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hard working models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my year. However, after I filmed the performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore.
“As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity. Especially not one motivated by a stereotype,” she continued. “If you are a trans person reading this, and these comments have made you feel alienated or invalidated please know that you have allies. We stand in solidarity, and complete and total acceptance is the only ‘fantasy’ that I support.”
Here’s an idea: Not everything has to include everyone. What’s next? Does the NFL have to recruit fat college kids who can’t throw a spiral? Do national banks need to put at least one certified idiot on the board of directors, so they aren’t accused of dumb-shaming? Should elementary schools make an effort to hire a couple of pedophiles to prove that they are open-minded and non-discriminatory? It’s outlandish.
Literally no one wants to watch fat girls and MEN walk down the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. If you want to put on a transgender fashion show, have at it. If you want to hold a Plus-Sized Lingerie Show, great. This is America, the market will either love it or hate it. And frankly, that’s all that should ever matter to a company in business to make money.