Victoria’s Secret has withdrawn its Sexy Little Geisha outfit after the costume was branded ‘tasteless’ by critics.
The outfit, seen here on Candice Swanepoel, included an ‘Eastern-inspired’ sheer mesh teddy and matching Japanese fan and chopsticks.
The Sexy Little Geisha garment has been ridiculed, calling it, “‘a troubling attempt to sidestep authentic representation of a culture and opt instead for racialised fetishising against Asian women.”
Website, The Frisky, also condemned the costume, stating: “Considering the complicated history of geishas, re-purposing the [geisha] ‘look’ for a major corporation to sell as role-playing lingerie seems a bit tasteless.”
VS heard the criticisms and pulled the costume.