Social Justice Warriors received blowback after claiming that everything is racist. This time, the Victoria Secret Fashion Show has invoked cultural appropriation.
On Wednesday, Helin Jung wrote in Cosmopolitan Magazine that Victoria’s Secret lingerie featured in the fashion show was racist. After a series of criticism from the internet, the article was pulled from the women’s magazine.
The theme of the fashion show was intended to celebrate cultures from around the world, but that’s now how Jung took it.
“(The Victoria’s Secret show was a) brazen attempt to re-label what is clearly cultural appropriation,” said the Cosmopolitan writer.
Jung continued by slamming the company for over glamorizing native cultures and benefitting from their unique cultures, despite the fact that most people who work for Victoria’s Secret are white.
“The fact is that even as the world gets more connected, a sexist, patriarchal, mostly white corporation continues to take what it wants for its own gain,” she continued. “Thongs that don’t have cultural references.”
It’s unclear if Victoria’s Secret, which advertises in Cosmopolitan, complained about the article or threatened to pull funds or access to their future fashion shows.
Either way, it’s about time that a social justice warrior’s search for racism for was shut down.