Ashley Graham attacks Victoria's Secret for lack of plus-size models

  • 21/11/2017
Ashley Graham attacks Victoria's Secret for lack of plus-size models.
Plus-size model Ashley Graham Photo credit: Getty

Ashley Graham has called out Victoria's Secret for not including plus-size Angels in its annual fashion show, which has just taken place.

The 30-year-old model took to Instagram with a photo of her on a catwalk in underwear, with iconic Victoria's Secret wings photoshopped onto her back.

Graham captioned the post: "Got my wings! ... my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives".

The photo is taken from an Addition Elle show, a brand that includes plus-size designs, and the post has received hundreds of comments and over half a million likes.

While most commenters were supportive of Graham, some criticised her and defended Victoria's Secret.

"PLEASE diversify the runway ASAP to include the spectrum of beauty across all shapes and sizes!!" said one fan.

"Why r people applauding a disease [sic]," asked another commenter.

One person reasoned: "There's always new companies coming out with plus sized clothing and that is fantastic. There's no need to hate on another brand simply for not producing your size range."

"Her layers of fat are truly disgusting," stated Instagram user monikaa1222.

The 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was already controversial after multiple models were denied entry to China, the host country, along with performer Katy Perry.