"We stand in solidarity, and full and whole acceptance is the one “fantasy” that I help," wrote the singer.
Earlier this month, Victoria’s Secret got here underneath controversy when chief advertising officer, Ed Razek, made insensitive feedback to Vogue about plus-sized and transgender fashions. "It’s like, why doesn’t your present do that? Shouldn’t you will have transsexuals within the present? No. No, I don’t suppose we must always. Well, why not? Because the present is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute leisure particular. That’s what it's,” Razek informed the publication. The exec apologized for his feedback, however that didn’t cease celebrities from talking up.
“Oh Vicky, it's new age of accountability. You've handed on the chance already,” Broadway star and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Peppermint wrote. “No one's forcing you to solid transfolk so please don't tokenize or patronize. IF inclusion & range is essential, it'll be evident any more.”
The present, which was taped Nov. eight, featured performances from Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini and extra. Just as final night time’s (Dec. 2) televised airing of the particular began, Halsey posted a press release to Instagram, saying she has "no tolerance for a scarcity of inclusively."
“I've adored the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show since I used to be younger. Performing this 12 months alongside different wonderful artists, and hardworking fashions / buddies was presupposed to be the most effective night time of my 12 months,” the “Without Me” hitmaker stated in an Instagram publish.
The bisexual musician inspired followers to take a look at a LGBTQ nonprofit: “If you’re on my web page since you watched my efficiency tonight, please enable me to as a substitute direct your consideration to GLSEN: a corporation that gives providers geared toward defending LGBTQ+ youth."
She additionally addressed transgender followers straight. “If you're a trans particular person studying this, and these feedback have made you are feeling alienated or invalidated please know that you've allies. We stand in solidarity, and full and whole acceptance is the one “fantasy” that I help…”
Halsey additionally famous that she made a "sizable donation" in honor of "youth focused by these feedback in a world the place they've been made to really feel 'different'."
Learn extra about GLSEN right here and take a look at Halsey’s Instagram publish beneath.