Victoria’s Secret goes all PC

Victoria’s Secret goes all PC. By The Daily Mail.

On Thursday, U.S. lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret signed a new roster led by [liberal soccer star] Megan Rapinoe to replace the brand’s hypersexualized models, who are under scrutiny for their embodiment of male fantasy over an accurate representation of what women seek in undergarments. …

Rapinoe — a vocal advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights — … has previously told the New York Times that the old Victoria’s Secret was ‘patriarchal, sexist, viewing not just what it meant to be sexy but what the clothes were trying to accomplish through a male lens and through what men desired. …

Criticized for its objectification of women, Victoria’s Secret in 2019 abandoned its famed fashion show, a globally televised event that saw women parade down the catwalk in barely-there lingerie replete with gems, feathers and lace. …

Out … eye candy

In … eye broccoli

Problems arose almost immediately:

Rapinoe has come under fire after a tweet she made more than 10 years ago was revealed in which she mocked someone for looking ‘Asian’ because of their eyes. …

‘u look asian with those closed eyes!’ Rapinoe, 35, wrote in the May 19, 2011 tweet. …

The resurfaced tweet … has sparked outrage online, with some asking whether the soccer star will now get ‘canceled’.

‘I wonder what day she decided to stop racisming?’ @AnhonestR tweeted. …

In another tweet, @TheGovIsSus wrote: ‘Knew Victoria Secret was gonna bomb for hiring her, I just didn’t know it be this fast.’

hat-tip Stephen Neil