Halsey has weighed in on the Victoria’s Secret controversy following Ed Razek’s “insensitive” transgender remark after making a donation to a LGBTQ group and provoking others to do the an identical.
The underwear firm’s chief promoting and advertising and marketing officer Razek acquired right here beneath fireside days after the mannequin’s annualFashion Current following suggestions he made in an interview with U.S. Vogue throughout which he insisted he had considered casting transgender and plus-sized fashions throughout the latest spectacle nevertheless decided in opposition to doing so on account of the company “did not market to your complete world”.
“Shouldn’t you’ve got gotten transsexuals throughout the current?,” he mused. “No. No, I don’t assume we should all the time. Correctly, why not? Because of the current is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute leisure explicit.”
He later apologized on social media for coming all through as “insensitive”.
Halsey was certainly one of many musical performers on the Fashion Current, which aired on television on Sunday night, and took to Instagram to admit she’s higher than a little bit of dissatisfied with the label following Razek’s remarks.
“I’ve adored the Victoria’s Secret Fashion current since I was youthful. Performing this yr alongside completely different great artists, and hardworking fashions/buddies, was imagined to be the easiest night of my yr,” she wrote.
“Nonetheless, after I filmed the effectivity, some suggestions had been made regarding the current that I merely cannot ignore. As a member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, I’ve no tolerance for a shortage of inclusivity. Significantly not one motivated by stereotype.”
Encouraging her followers to direct their consideration to group GLSEN, which presents firms defending LGBTQ+ youth, Halsey continued: “And with respect to those youth centered by these suggestions in a world the place they have been made to actually really feel ‘completely different’, I’ve made a sizeable donation of their honor.”
And concluding her put up, the singer referenced Razek’s interview as she wrote: “In case you’re a trans particular person learning this, and these suggestions have made you are feeling alienated or invalidated, please know that you’ve got allies. We stand in solidarity, and full and complete acceptance is the one ‘fantasy’ that I help.”