Victoria’s Secret has come under fire after unveiling a new list of ‘inspiring’ people that critics have slammed as overwhelmingly ‘young, white and thin’.
The lingerie brand’s annual What is Sexy? list aims to celebrate the ‘fiercest and most inspiring people in Hollywood’.
Of the 18 women named on the list, which hailed Taylor Swift as ‘sexiest entertainer’ and Lady Gaga as ‘sexiest songstress’, 13 were white.
Another wrote: ‘Victoria’s Secret decides to tell you #WhatIsSexy. Note: your odds of getting on this list go up if you’re young, thin, and white.
Though not all of the stars on the list were white – such as actresses Jamie Chung, Olivia Munn and Priyanka Chopra, and model, actress and author Chrissy Tiegen – critics pointed out that everybody named was slim.