Model Robyn Lawley Calls for a Boycott of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

by Aria Darcella
Robyn Lawley

Last week on Instagram, model Robyn Lawley began urging her followers to boycott the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in an effort to pressure the brand into showing a wider range of sizes on their runway.

“Victoria Secret have dominated the space for almost 30 years by telling women there is only one kind of body beautiful,” she wrote. “Until Victoria’s Secret commits to representing ALL women on stage, I am calling for a complete boycott of this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It’s time Victoria’s Secret recognized the buying power and influence of women of ALL ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. The female gaze is powerful, and together, we can celebrate the beauty of our diversity.”

 

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In addition to encouraging her followers to sign the petition (it currently has about 1300 signatures) and abstain from watching the televised show, Lawley is also asking that women share an un-retouched photo of themselves on Instagram with the hashtag #weareallangels. For every post using the hashtag, the lingerie company ThirdLove — which sells bras ranging in size from 28B to 48G and is a competitor of Victoria’s Secret — will donate one bra to I Support the Girls, a non-profit that distributes bras, tampons, and maxi pads to homeless women and girls across the country.

It’s nice to see ThirdLove supporting such a good cause, but, of course, it’s also a very savvy piece of marketing on their part.

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1 comment

Shannon Olson October 22, 2018 - 10:48 PM

I think that this is ridiculous. Are you just jealous that you are not in the show?? Lately everyone is bashing everyone else (in a very negative way) just to get THEIR WAY. This way of handling issues with hatin’ is not the right thing to do. Victoria’s Secret hasn’t done anything wrong. They have kept on doing what they are doing for many, many years (as you stated). If it ain’t broke, it doesn’t need fixing. With all the models roughly the same size, I can pay attention to the outfits. Which is what it should be. Uniform. Victoria’s Secret has diversification in their models via ethnicity and I am just fine with that. Thank you, I’ll be proudly watching👍🤗👏

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