Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor slammed for ‘insensitive’ diversity response



Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor tells all about the Model ‘Squad’

Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor explains why they decided to join E!’s new docu-series ‘Model Squad.

Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor is slammed on social media and by fellow models after comparison to the diversity of the struggle for models of colour in the fashion industry.

In a clip from E!’s new show “Model Squad,” model Shanina Shaik of Lithuanian, Pakistani and Arab descent, tells the story of how she was bullied in the industry for her skin tone.

Shaik starts the conversation and says, “A lot of black girls would have to miss Milan because they were not able to walk in the shows because they don’t want girls of color.”

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#VictoriaSecret model #DevonWindsor claims to have it just as hard as models of color, because she is blonde and has the ” highlight her hair every month … thoughts?? #ModelSquad #IDontSpeakParis

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Windsor responded by saying, “I literally f—— went through hell and literally lived in different countries, such as every other month, and do not speak that language. I did not speak of Paris, didn’t speak Italian. And I did that for two years.”

The model then responded to Shaik the diversity of the fight by saying, “do You know how hard it is to be blonde? I have a highlight each month! Do you know how expensive that is?”

The clip of the Windsor, his comment was quickly shared across social media and received harsh criticism from the fans.

A user with the name of the model and said: “There is so many young women looking to you now instead of a role model,you just here is a stupid blonde that is complaining about traveling in the world, when so many girls would take your place without hesitation.”

Another user wrote, “it’s a Joke or not, what a stupid thing to say.”

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TOMORROW!!!! See these ladies and more at @modelsquad at 8 pm only on @eentertainment ??? Can’t wait to see you!

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A person who is also labeled Victoria’s Secret in the comment sections and urged the company to get rid of Windsor, while to others the pleasure of the model accidentally call Paris a language.

With regard to her “speak Paris” note that a user wrote, “oh poor girl…. dont worry, Paris is truly a hard language to pick up.”

The reaction of the clip reaction prompted the 24-year-old model release is a ode to the fans.

The Victoria’s Secret angel explained that her comment was meant to be taken as a joke, but she has since realized that her “joke” was an “incredibly insensitive.”

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In a Twitter post, the model wrote, “I want to apologize for what I said. It goes without saying that the comments in the show are very insensitive.”

Windsor continued, “The majority of the interview was edited, and if a peer of mine wanted to discuss such a serious subject, that I would never follow it with a joke. I have immense respect for my colleagues. I know that the fight of the diversity in my work, as in so many others is not to take lightly.”

At the beginning of the month, Windsor spoke to Fox News and opened up about her experience in the cut-throat modeling industry.

“The biggest challenge for me, and I think for most girls, the criticism, the criticism that we take, to be honest, every day,” she said. “We are criticized every day, or you hear them criticize you or behind your back, or the client, casting, friends, agents — you’re constantly assessed, and you have always denied.”

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Windsor recognized that model provides numerous advantages, including excursions to some of the finest and most exclusive locations in the world, many of the couture, as well as non-stop invites to celebrity hotspots and parties.

However, models will get heavily scrutinized, often whether they like it or not.

“We get a lot of in this industry, and I think that when you’re really young and you’re not used to it, it really hurts,” Windsor admitted. “Because many girls are depressed or anxious, and they just can’t deal with the rejection. They take it very personally. And I think as you get older, as you become more comfortable in this industry, that you understand that it’s not really about that. There are so many factors involved in choosing a model for a shoot or show. If they are a brunette, then they are not going to go with me.”

“Model Squad” airs Tuesday on E!

Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.

You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.

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