This weekend sparked an interesting feud between one of the most beautiful women on the planet [or say our media says] and one of the most famous people on the planet. Victoria’s Secret model Jessica Hart brought out the claws in her comments against Taylor Swift, and when asked about whether she thought Taylor would be a good fit to join the company, she replied that she doesn’t think Taylor has what it takes. Ouch.
Of course, then she added a bunch of useless truffle about how Taylor is a ‘wonderful’ person and how much she likes her, but I think we got the message, loud and clear. She also added, “But I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit. I don’t know if I should say that. I think what you find is that for a lot of us, we’ve been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself. I think it comes with age. It’s definitely the benchmark of all jobs.”
At 27 years old, Jessica is apparently worldly and experienced enough to be a Victoria’s Secret model, and at 23 years and only four years younger, Taylor has somehow seen less of the world – forgetting the fact that she’s one of the world’s biggest pop stars at the moment, and certainly more confident than the always neurotic VS models.
Why can’t women in the fashion industry just be supportive of each other? They always seem to find ways to make backhanded compliments against other women, forgetting the fact that if they just support each other, they would make it easier on themselves in the long run. In this particular case, Jessica may have meant what she said, but the company’s not too happy about it. The chief marketing officer for Victoria’s Secret, Edward Razek, has already reportedly ‘spoken’ to Hart about the ‘kerfuffle‘ [i.e. threatened to fire her if she didn’t keep her mouth shut], saying, “I have personally been in contact with Jessica Hart and she said she was ‘wildly misinterpreted’ and that she thought Taylor was ‘amazing. She is stunned that anyone would think differently. And that’s something we can all agree on.”
I don’t think there was anything about Jessica’s statement that was ‘wildly misinterpreted’, but I suppose he has to say something. Nobody wants to get on Taylor’s bad side for fear of being the butt of another song, or the target of her bajillion teenage fans around the world.