Victoria’s Secret isn’t winning over any fans with its lack of commitment to diversity. Earlier this month, androgynous model Rain Dove slammed the lingerie brand for its narrow definition of beauty. This week, Tess Holliday is taking Victoria’s Secret to task for its lack of body diversity. “They are perpetuating the image of what’s wrong with America and with society in general, that you have to look a certain way — like a Victoria’s Secret Angel — to feel beautiful and be sexy,” she told Yahoo in a video interview.
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This isn’t the first time the plus-size model addressed Victoria’s Secret. She once posted a lingerie picture on Instagram, writing: “If Victoria’s Secret needs a plus-size angel… call me. PS DUH us fuller ladies like to wear lingerie & look sexy. Get with it.” In September of this year, she admonished them for not carrying plus-sizes in stores. Victoria’s Secret has yet to acknowledge her comments. “I don’t think they cared,” Holliday said. “They probably didn’t look up from their glitter and angel body spray — or money!” (more…)