AceShowbiz - Ashley Graham has shaded Victoria's Secret yet again for its lack of inclusivity at its annual fashion show. On December 2, the same day the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired on ABC, the plus-size model shared photos of curvy models in lingerie as a response to the non-inclusion of curvy models at the event.
In the images, Ashley as well as other plus-size models like Tabria Majors, Precious Lee and Sabina Karlsson walked the runway of Addition Elle's lingerie fashion show, for which she designed a lingerie line. She captioned it with the hashtag "#BeautyBeyondSize."
The 31-year-old previously slammed Victoria's Secret by sharing a photo of her walking the runway in lingerie and wearing a pair of wings, similar to those worn by Victoria's Secret Angels. She captioned it, "Got my wings! my#AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives."
Victoria's Secret has been criticized after its chief marketing officer Ed Razek made controversial comments about plus-sized and transgender models. "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," he said in an interview with Vogue magazine that was published last month. "Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It's a 42-minute entertainment special. That's what it is."
Though Razek has apologized for his "insensitive" remarks, Halsey, who performed at the brand's recent fashion show, blasted the event. She posted a lengthy statement on Instagram on Sunday night, showing her support for LGBTQ+ community. "I have adored the Victoria's Secret fashion show since I was young. Performing this year alongside other amazing artists and hardworking 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 added. "As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity. Especially not one motivated by stereotype."
Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret Angel Behati Prinsloo defended the show. She told Elle, "I think Victoria's Secret embodies a lot of things. There's a lot of talk about everything but I think people need to also understand that it's a show. It's not saying negative or positive about any body type, it's 'this is who they are.' "
"We're strong, we're confident, and I think any woman is a Victoria's Secret woman. But people also need to understand that it's just a show," she continued. "I don't think that it says that they're not for a certain type of body."
The 30-year-old model added, "It's cool to talk about it and great to open up a conversation and so much good has happened. I think it's a show. Let's just have fun and not make it about anything and just have a great night and celebrate everyone."