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Peppermint responds to Victoria’s Secret CMO after trans model comments

Peppermint responds to Victoria’s Secret CMO after trans model comments

Peppermint | Photo: Instagram/peppermint247

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Peppermint has responded to Victoria’s Secret CMO Ed Razek’s comments on not casting trans models last week.

Using the outdated term ‘transexual’ Razek told Vogue that people say to him ‘”Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show?” No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.’

He has since apologized for the comments.

‘They have more to gain and less to lose by being more INCLUSIVE with their casting’

Said Peppermint on Insta: ‘I believe companies have the right to make any casting choices they want, I also believe we have a right to express how we feel about these choices.

‘Victoria’s Secret is a household name, I believe they have more to gain and less to lose by being more INCLUSIVE with their casting.

‘If our country has become more diverse, surely their customer base has also changed. it would be nice to see them acknowledge that.

‘An ALTERNATIVE to Saying that plus size and transgender bodies are not attractive or marketable enough to put in their fashion shows is RECOGNIZING that these AMERICANS are a growing demographic that also need to buy and wear underwear.’

Peppermint revealed she is a trans woman on season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

‘We absolutely would cast a transgender model for the show’

Taking to Twitter to apologize following a storm of criticism, Razek said on Saturday: ‘My remark regarding the inclusion of transgender models in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came across as insensitive. I apologise. To be clear, we absolutely would cast a transgender model for the show.

‘We’ve had transgender models come to castings… And like many others, they didn’t make it… But it was never about gender.’