People Are Trying To Cancel Megan Rapinoe Over Old Tweet About Asians Just Days After She Was Hired By Victoria’s Secret

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  • Earlier this week Megan Rapinoe made headlines after being named one of the new faces of Victoria’s Secret
  • Days after he signing with Victoria’s Secret, Rapinoe faces criticism over unearthed tweet about Asians
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U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who was recently made the face of Victoria Secret, is facing some heat over an old tweet.

Earlier this week Rapinoe made headlines when it was revealed that she had been signed by Victoria’s Secret as the lingerie company was moving away from supermodels to promote its brand.

Via NY Times.

When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond,” said Martin Waters, the former head of Victoria’s Secret’s international business who was appointed chief executive of the brand in February. “We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

It was, Ms. Rapinoe said bluntly, “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.” That message, she said, was “really harmful.”

Less than a week after signing with Victoria’s Secret, Rapinoe is facing criticism over an old tweet about Asians that many view as being racist.

Some people now are trying to cancel Rapinoe and want Victoria’s Secret to fire her as a spokeswoman.