Another day, another host of celebrities being forced to hit back at body-shamers.
Cara Delevingne took to Instagram yesterday to set the record straight against an uninformed media outlet.
On October 30, The Sun published a now-deleted article claiming that Delevingne’s absence in the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show (following her appearance in both 2012 and 2013 consecutively) was a result of the “fact” that Delevingne had since become “bloated”.
In rebuttal, Delevingne posted a screenshot of a letter written personally by Ed Razek, Victoria’s Secret producer, stating that all such rumours are utterly false.
“Victoria’s Secret rarely comments on tabloid gossip, but this week’s article in British paper The Sun regarding you and the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show is a complete fabrication,” his letter began.
“Contrary to The Sun’s claims, which they never bothered to fact check with me, Victoria’s Secret made every effort to have you in the London show. I know, because I was the one making the effort. As a matter of fact, you were the first person invited, months ahead of everyone else,” Razek continued.
I can’t describe what being a part of the Rimmel Family means to me, it is such an honour. I grew up with these images and commercials. It is a brand that honestly represents the London Girl, me! I am so excited to see my first @rimmellondonuk #ScandaleyesReloaded campaign come to life! So much more to come …. Just you wait… !!! I’ve reloaded my scandalous eyes, have you?
Razek clarified that the model/actor’s absence was simply a result of scheduling conflicts.
“The sole reason you ultimately couldn’t join us was the movie you were shooting in North Carolina. It quite understandably couldn’t accommodate your absence,” he wrote.
Razek wrapped up the letter by personally extending the invitation to have Delevingne walk in the 2016 show again, which will be filmed at the end of this month and air early December.
Delevingne captioned her Instagram post: “It’s shameless to discuss women’s bodies just to sell papers.”