Halsey criticizes Victoria's Secret over transgender comments: 'I have no tolerance for a lack of inclusivity'

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came under fire recently following an executive’s comment that transgender models shouldn’t be included in the annual show. It turns out, even some of the performers were outraged by the remark.

Halsey spoke out right as the show aired on Sunday night, saying in an Instagram post that “some comments” were made after her performance was filmed on Nov. 8 that she “simply cannot ignore.” As a member of the LGBTQ community, she explained, she couldn’t tolerate “a lack of inclusivity.”

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Though she didn’t call him out by name, the singer’s post seemed to reference Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer for the Limited, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company. In an interview with Vogue last month, Razek explained that he didn’t feel the show should cast transgender models, who he referred to as “transsexuals.”

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Taylor Hill walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alexina Graham walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sara Sampaio walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Liu Wen walks the runway wearing Swarovski in the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/Getty Images for Swarovski)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lameka Fox walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Model Cindy Bruna walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Yasmin Wijnaldum walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Behati Prinsloo walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Shanina Shaik walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Jasmine Tookes walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Herieth Paul walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Jourdana Phillips walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Palvin walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sofie Rovenstine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Adriana Lima walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sui He walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Cindy Bruna walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Candice Swanepoel walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sara Sampaio walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Fialho walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Lais Ribeiro walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Romee Strijd walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Bol walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Adriana Lima walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
US model Bella Hadid walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 8, 2018 at Pier 94 in New York City. - Every year, the Victoria's Secret show brings its famous models together for what is consistently a glittery catwalk extravaganza. It's the most-watched fashion event of the year (800 million tune in annually) with around 12 million USD spent on putting the spectacle together according to Harper's Bazaar. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Georgia Fowler walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Chey Maya walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Subah Koj walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Stella Maxwell walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Ming Xi walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Barbara Palvin walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sadie Newman walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Behati Prinsloo walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josie Canseco walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Myrthe Bolt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Maggie Laine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Maia Cotton walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelsey Merritt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Grace Elizabeth walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Isilda Moreira walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Estelle Chen walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Zuri Tibby walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Willow Hand walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alannah Walton walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Aiden Curtiss walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sofie Rovenstine walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Mayowa Nicholas walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 08, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Sui He walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Josephine Skriver walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Devon Windsor walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Duckie Thot walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Leomie Anderson walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Nadine Leopold walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Liu Wen walks the runway at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Yasmin Wijnaldum walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alexina Graham performs during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Alanna Arrington walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Martha Hunt walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Winnie Harlow walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Frida Aasen walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Elsa Hosk walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Kelly Gale walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Devon Windsor walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Toni Garrn walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Gizele Oliveira walks the runway during the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Pier 94 on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
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“No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy,” he said. “It’s a 42-minute entertainment special. That’s what it is.”

The brand issued an apology from Razek the day after the interview was published, in which he said Victoria’s Secret would “absolutely” cast a transgender model for VSFS. 

The apology apparently wasn’t enough for Halsey, as she announced on Instagram that she made a donation to GLSEN, an organization aimed at ensuring K-12 schools are safe and inclusive for LGBTQ kids. She also voiced her solidarity with trans folks, adding that acceptance is the only “fantasy” she supports.

Her fans were mostly supportive on Instagram.

“As a trans guy and long time fan, this statement means a lot to me,” one commenter wrote. “Thank you so much for your solidarity.”

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Bella Hadid, Halsey and The Weeknd after the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains partial nudity.) Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey and Bella Hadid leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey and Bella Hadid leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains partial nudity.) Halsey, Bella Hadid and The Weeknd leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains partial nudity.) Halsey and Bella Hadid leave Avenue on November 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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