On Thursday, it was reported that the Victoria’s Secret “Angels,” which are a stable of the women’s underwear and lingerie brand, were being nixed in the name of social justice and being replaced by transgenders and social justice warrior soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
PJ Media quotes the NY Times:
The Victoria’s Secret Angels, those avatars of Barbie bodies and playboy reverie, are gone. Their wings, fluttery confections of rhinestones and feathers that could weigh almost 30 pounds, are gathering dust in storage. The “Fantasy Bra,” dangling real diamonds and other gems, is no more.
In their place are seven women famous for their achievements and not their proportions. They include Megan Rapinoe, the 35-year-old pink-haired soccer star and gender equity campaigner; Eileen Gu, a 17-year-old Chinese American freestyle skier and soon-to-be Olympian; the 29-year-old biracial model and inclusivity advocate Paloma Elsesser, who was the rare size 14 woman on the cover of Vogue; and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, a 38-year-old Indian actor and tech investor.
Rapinoe, a harsh critic of 45th President Donald Trump, kneeled for the National Anthem, and now “woke” companies, Victoria’s Secret included, are trying to cash in on the soccer star’s far-left politics to sell its products.
“Of course there will be people who are like, ‘Does this make sense?’” said Ms. Rapinoe, who acknowledged that when she was first approached, “I, too, was like, ‘What? Why do you want to work with me?’” She said she had been convinced by the willingness of the brand’s executives to acknowledge their mistakes and history, and by the fact that her role is not limited to the typical “brand ambassadorship,” but extends to consulting on language the company uses, the assortment of products it offers and narrative it’s putting out.
NBC’s TODAY reports:
The new initiative, called The VS Collective, seems like a 180-degree turnaround for Victoria’s Secret, tapping a diverse array of women that also includes transgender model Valentina Sampaio. She also made history last year, becoming the first trans model to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue.