Victoria's Secret Pulls Geisha-Inspired Lingerie
Victoria's Secret just pulled a "Sexy Little Geisha" commercial from its website after complaints came pouring in calling it objectionable.
Victoria's Secret was selling the Geisha-inspired lingerie online for $98, with the sales pitch: "Your ticket to an exotic adventure."
It showed a model wearing what's described as "A sexy mesh teddy with flirty cutouts and Eastern-inspired florals." She even has a fan and chopsticks in her hair.
Victoria's Secret pulled the teddy after some customers said it played into racial stereotypes that turn Asian women into sex objects.
The website, Racialicious, condemned Victoria’s Secret saying, "It's the kind of overt racism masked behind claims of inspired fashion."