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Hadid posted five photos of herself modeling knee-high snakeskin boots, plus a black push-up bra and high-waisted underwear set, which showcased her slim figure and rib cage. And according to some commenters, they find her lingerie-clad photos “disturbing.”
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Hadid didn’t reply to commenters directly, but she altered her original caption of the photo with a reaction to the backlash.
“@victoriassecret fittings todayi can’t wait for you to see all of the beautiful outfits …i’m so grateful to be a part of the show again, feeling happier and healthier than ever (all body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet️)”
The controversy against Hadid’s photos comes as Victoria’s Secret is being scrutinized by the public for its lack of size-inclusivity. Many have pointed out that the brand consistently only hires thin women.
Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley, who has been a leading voice in the body inclusion conversation, teamed up with lingerie company ThirdLove to form a petition asking people to boycott this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show until the brand “commits to representing all women on stage.”
“I want to see women like myself and women I see every day in magazines, on runways and in bras all over the world,” Lawley shared in the petition. “So let’s start changing things from the top!”
The brand has made strides in diversity, casting 19 models of color this year. Rising supermodel Winnie Harlow will also make her VS debut, the first model with visible vitiligo, a skin condition which causes the loss of pigment in patches, to take the VS stage.
Hadid has been walking in the fashion show since 2016 and will join sister Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and more.
The 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion show will air Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
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