Trans model Nikita Dragun has clapped back at anti-trans comments made by a Victoria’s Secret senior executive in the best way possible—by posting a smoking hot video of herself in lingerie.
Dragun took to Twitter and Instagram in response to Ed Razek, chief marketing officer for Victoria’s Secret’s parent company L Brands, who said that trans models shouldn’t take part in the lingerie brand’s fashion show because the event is a “fantasy.”
The model posted a video on December 5, writing as a caption: “Dear Victoria’s Secret, you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY! 👼🏻.”
Trans model Nikita Dragun’s video calling out Victoria’s Secret goes viral
The 39-second video, which has since gone viral, shows Dragun modelling underwear on a grandiose staircase wearing angel wings.
The tweet has been “liked” by over 280,000 users and re-tweeted by more than 73,000 people.
dear Victoria’s Secret,
you said trans women can’t sell the “fantasy” so here i am as a TRANS WOMAN selling the FANTASY! 👼🏻 pic.twitter.com/rKQHp7SLNq
— Nikita Dragun (@NikitaDragun) December 5, 2018
In a later tweet, Dragun wrote: “Everyone is beautifully unique. embrace your differences. Stand tall in who you are! live your fantasy and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.”
She added: “Yo @VictoriasSecret what’s good?!”
Singer Halsey recently criticised Razek for his comments, which he made during an interview with Vogue.
Halsey was involved in the filming for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November, before Razek’s remarks were published.
In a message posted on Instagram on Monday (December 3), Halsey said that she has “adored” the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since she was young, but that she “simply cannot ignore” Razek’s remarks.
“As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity,” she wrote.
“Especially not one motivated by stereotype.”
Halsey urged those watching her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show performance, broadcast on December 2, to donate to Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GLSEN), an organisation with support services for LGBT+ youth.
Razek tells Vogue trans models shouldn’t be at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Speaking to Vogue in an interview published on November 8, Razek responded to a question about whether Instagram users are looking for “something new” from Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Razek said: “Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should.
“Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.
“That’s what it is.
“It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors that are carping at us.”
Razek later apologised for his comments in a post on Victoria Secret’s Twitter account, saying that the event had auditioned trans models.