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Date TimeAugust 06, 2019
VoiceEd Razek, who apologised last year for transphobic remarks, leaves US lingerie brand
Marketing boss quits Victorias Secret after first trans model hired
Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer at Victoria’s Secret, who last year claimed “transsexual” models should not be cast “because the show is a fantasy”, has resigned days after the lingerie brand hired its first openly transgender model.
Valentina Sampaio, a 22-year-old Brazilian, shared a picture of herself on Instagram on Saturday taking part in a shoot for the Pink line, which is targeted at younger customers. A follow-up post was captioned: “Never stop dreaming.” But the hiring of the transgender model has been criticised as a cynical move on the brand’s part.

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