Arguably Racist: Victoria’s Secret

Arguably Racist: Victoria’s Secret

16th January 2014 // By warholst
Candy floss link bait for pubescent loners, sure, why not… a little something to help things along when you’re spanking the monkey, ok, you can argue that. But racist? Maybe. You can start by looking at the models chosen for the parade, sure a few ‘token’ faces, but by and large the look is anorexic WASP.

Aside from the whole bag-of-bones WASPy thing, there’s also some of the dubious stuff they do: How about Karlie Kloss in a ‘Native American’ head dress? Maybe a ‘sexy little geisha’ lingerie set, bringing an Asian stereotype to weird new places. Our favourite: a faux ‘tribal’ pastiche of Burmese neck rings and black male models made up in mock African tribal body paint and gear. Arguably racist? You know what we think. Discuss.

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