A ten-year-old tweet has resurfaced as Megan Rapinoe has been selected as Victoria’s Secret’s new forefront, according to The Daily Wire.
The tweet said, “U look asian with those closed eyes.”
Rapinoe was allegedly speaking to Natasha Kai.
@tasha_kai00 u look asian with those closed eyes!
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) May 19, 2011
VS said their old models were a way of conforming to the “patriarchal, sexist” mentality, “viewing not just what it meant to be sexy but what the clothes were trying to accomplish through a male lens and through what men desired. And it was very much marketed toward younger women.”
“As a gay woman,” Rapinoe stated.
“I think a lot about what we think is sexy, and we are afforded the ability to do that, because I don’t have to wear the traditional sexy thing to be sexy and I don’t think the traditional thing is sexy when it comes to my partner or people I’ve dated.”
“I’m a member of the LGBTQ community with pink hair, and where I come from, I could have only dreamed of standing in the position I am today at the White House.”
“I’m also a professional athlete, and I’ve helped – along with all of my teammates virtually here today, one teammate literally here today – win four World Cup championships and four Olympic gold medals for the United States.”
Rapinoe stated that she’ll “probably never sing the national anthem again.”
“Despite those wins, I’ve been devalued, I’ve been disrespected and dismissed because I am a woman. I’ve been told that I don’t deserve any more than less because I am a woman. You see, despite all the wins, I’m still paid less than men who do the same job that I do.”
“For each trophy – of which there are many – and for each win, for each tie, and for each time that we play, it’s less.”
From The Daily Wire:
The tweet has been gaining attention online, but it doesn’t appear that Rapinoe has addressed the tweet as of now.
Just this week, Victoria’s Secret announced a change in the direction of their company, doing away with their “Angels” in favor of “women famous for their achievements and not their proportions.” Rapinoe — along with a number of other women — will be the new face of the brand.
According to Megan Basham of The Daily Wire, Rapinoe told The New York Times that Victoria’s Secret’s old way of selling their products was “patriarchal, sexist, viewing not just what it meant to be sexy but what the clothes were trying to accomplish through a male lens and through what men desired. And it was very much marketed toward younger women.”