Megan Rapinoe is becoming a member of a bunch of recent Victoria’s Secret ambassadors who’re recognized for what they’ve completed — not what their our bodies appear to be
If I might select anybody to ask to a cocktail party at my home, palms down, Megan Rapinoe would make the quick record. The captain of the U.S. Women’s National soccer staff can be a feminist icon, main the staff in a authorized battle for equal pay for actually years now. She’s additionally politically energetic, and outspoken about her progressive beliefs. In different phrases, she’s a significantly attention-grabbing and completed individual — and now she’s additionally a Victoria’s Secret mannequin.
Victoria’s secret has been battling some critical points within the courtroom of public opinion, together with allegations of a poisonous and misogynistic company tradition, and revelations that its proprietor was near Jeffrey Epstein. Now, the model is trying to utterly overhaul its picture, and its first step is ditching angels and hiring model ambassadors based mostly on their deserves fairly than their our bodies. Those embody Rapinoe, in addition to Priyanka Chopra, Olympic skier Eileen Gu, inclusivity activist Paloma Elsesser, and others.
Reports say Victoria’s Secret is attempting to redefine what “sexy” means within the context of its model. It’s no secret that the lingerie retailer has lengthy catered to males, fairly than the ladies who’re its prospects. You have to look no additional than the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to see that — watching all of the world’s most well-known supermodels stroll a runway wearing angel wings and “Fantasy” bras dripping with diamonds left no questions on whose gaze the present was meant for.
And in a number of the on-line backlash over Rapinoe’s new gig as an envoy, that’s made clear — the male tears are out in full show from males who’re disgusted by her inclusion.
Seeing how persons are reacting to Megan Rapinoe being named a model ambassador for Victoria’s Secret simply proves the purpose of why we’d like extra folks like Megan Rapinoe representing firms like Victoria’s Secret. pic.twitter.com/xFVE8sdTqY
— 🦋Only Kate🦋 (@DJ_ILLIN_PAIN) June 16, 2021
Watching a bunch of straight white dudes lose their shit over Megan Rapinoe turning into a Victoria’s Secret model ambassador. pic.twitter.com/xHY2Hi8txb
— Nicolette NuVogue (@NikkiNuVogue) June 16, 2021
There are actually males out right here complaining, publicly, that they don’t like this as a result of they don’t need to masturbate to Rapinoe. That sound you hear? It’s each lady on earth concurrently retching.
But general, the transfer has been met with happiness from girls, the folks VS ought to be attempting to enchantment to.
Megan Rapinoe is mega horny, how are folks mad shes a VS mannequin pic.twitter.com/3wlFmRvcrx
— kim ji-soo stan account (@LegendOfSandy) June 16, 2021
Megan Rapinoe is actually some of the stunning people I’ve ever seen. Good for VS https://t.co/thp3C1YClZ
— Priyanka Aribindi (@priaribi) June 16, 2021
There are individuals who don’t like Megan Rapinoe?! Kudos to Victoria’s Secret. Megan Rapinoe slander is not going to be tolerated. No one needs to appear to be her? PLEASE, take a look at her. Everyone loves Megan Rapinoe.
Plus, she’s engaged to Sue Bird. pic.twitter.com/3HjwO8Gyuc
— Mychal (@mychal3ts) June 17, 2021
Really cool information from Victoria’s Secret (go @mPinoe!), however I’m gonna be that woman who respectfully places on the market that it would be nice to see them middle trans girls extra of their model shift. There are so many wonderful trans girls on the market who’d be implausible for this.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 16, 2021
Will this rebrand imply that girls truly purchase Victoria’s Secret? That stays to be seen — for lots of us, VS has an extended, uphill climb to earn again the respect of girls customers. But that is definitely a step in the correct path.