Halsey Releases Statement Addressing Victoria’s Secret Exec’s Anti-Trans Comments

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After her performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired last night, Halsey posted a statement on Instagram promoting inclusiveness and acceptance.

“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.

Halsey added, “However, after I filmed this performance, some comments were made regarding the show that I simply cannot ignore.”

Her statement was in reference to recent comments made by the lingerie brand’s chief marketing officer, Ed Razek, in which he stated that transgender and plus-size models have no place in a Victoria’s Secret fashion show.

“As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity, especially not one motivated by stereotype,” Halsey continued.

She said she has made a “sizeable donation” to GLSEN, an organization that protects LGBTQ+ youth, and directed everyone to visit the organization’s website.

“If you are a trans person reading this, and these comments have made you feel alienated or invalidated please know that you have allies,” Halsey concluded. “We stand in solidarity, and complete and total acceptance is the only ‘fantasy’ that I support…”

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