Halsey performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show—and called out the lack of inclusivity
Halsey wants to make one thing very clear: her performing at the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show doesn’t mean her beliefs align with a recent comment made by a representative of the company. In case you missed it, Victoria’s Secret’s Chief Marketing Director, Ed Razek, said the show would not include plus-size or transgender models because it is supposed to be a “fantasy” (seeming to imply that no one would ever fantasize about plus-size or trans woman).
He has since apologized for his remarks, but Halsey made it perfectly clear she does not in any way support his remarks. Shortly after the performance aired on CBS, Halsey posted a lengthy letter on Instagram, calling out the lingerie company for their lack of inclusivity.
"I have adored the Victoria's Secret fashion show since I was young. Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hard working models/friends was supposed to be the best night of my year," she wrote. "However, after I filmed the performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore."
She also directed fans to GLSEN, an organization dedicated to protecting LGBTQ youth.
"If you are a trans person reading this, and these comments 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..." she concluded.
Model Bella Hadid reposted Halsey’s post to her Insta Stories, alongside a red heart emoji. Fans also flooded Halsey’s Twitter feed with messages of support, thanking the “Bad at Love” singer for using her voice to call out injustice.
Learn more about GLSEN by visiting their website here.