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Is This 'Sexy Little Geisha' Outfit From Victoria's Secret Racist?

AdriHead 2012/09/26 21:00:00
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Critics are calling "foul" after Victoria's Secret showcased its "Sexy Little Geisha" outfit -- complete with a obi-style belt, chopsticks for your hair and a paper fan -- in the popular shop's lingerie collection called "Go East." Victoria's Secret has since pulled the whole collection. Do you think the lingerie item is racist? Or are people making a big deal out of nothing?

JEZEBEL.COM reports:
Victoria's Secret has quickly pulled an Asian-themed lingerie collection called "Go East" that traded in sexualized, generic pan-Asian ethnic stereotypes. The item people found most offensive? The $98 "Sexy Little Geisha" teddy. The teddy was part of the lingerie giant's "Sexy Little Things" product category -- making it sort of like the "Sexy Little Sergeant" outfit or the "Sexy Little Showgirl" get-up VS also offers, only with overtones of Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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  • britbiker 2012/10/07 22:20:01
    Yes
    britbiker
    Hell any more anything you say or wear is racist
  • Amy Riddell 2012/10/03 12:17:31
  • robert.goldsmith.14 2012/10/02 01:40:17
  • Marianne723 2012/09/30 07:53:39
    No
    Marianne723
    +1
    The fan is for the man when he see's his girl in this outfit LOL
  • JJ 2012/09/29 17:14:57
    No
    JJ
    +1
    Racist? It's racey, but not racist...that's silly.
  • veronicadis 2012/09/29 16:35:58
    No
    veronicadis
    +1
    ugly? yes Stupid? yes racist? no
  • ZenerSix 2012/09/29 13:03:54
    No
    ZenerSix
    +1
    It's exotic.
  • Archer ~ The Limit Break of... 2012/09/29 12:53:58
    No
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    Not racist. Just ignorant.

    And the only 'offensive' thing about this is the price. Really? nearly $100 for a flimsy piece of crappy fabric?

    But this is no more offensive that the inaccurate halloween costumes I see every year.

    It's not offensive, just plain old ignorant.
  • Realistic 2012/09/29 12:28:41
    No
    Realistic
    Geisha is just another word for prostitute.
  • Archer ... Realistic 2012/09/29 12:52:29
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    Not at all. Go look up the actual history of the geisha.
  • Realistic Archer ... 2012/09/29 15:49:17
    Realistic
    Are you a Geisha? I know the meaning and history of Geisha. In old Asia all of the women did not have sex with the male patrons, but a large majority of them did. It is similar to a call girl. She may not be standing on the corner and some of her clients may only want to see them naked, but it is an industry of paid sex. At the end of the day most of them have sex with the Johns to make money. Geisha, for the most part, is highly decorated and structured prostitution.
  • Archer ... Realistic 2012/09/29 15:55:32
    Archer ~ The Limit Break of PHAET
    Actually, it'd be closer to an escort service, rather than outright prostitution. And more than that, more than being 'highly decorated and structured', it was an art form. Unlike escorts and prostitutes, geisha were not frowned on. They were respected.
  • Realistic Archer ... 2012/09/29 17:03:30
    Realistic
    Selling sex is selling sex. If you place a rose on a vagina, it is still a vagina. Escorting is prostitution. Whether the parties meet in a Holiday Inn or the Waldorf to exchange sex for money doesn't change the fact that it is prostitution. Geishas were wildly known for sexing the patrons. The Victoria's Secret picture accurately associated Geisha with sex.
  • Osaka 2012/09/29 10:58:34
    No
    Osaka
    Got to say, at some point people who are in asia will either laugh or love.

    Geisha Girls are more traditionally an erotic tradition.
  • Wonder Woman 2012/09/29 05:17:46
  • Lila Beth 2012/09/29 04:39:47
    No
    Lila Beth
    This is yet another example of people taking things too far. This is nothing but a cute little outfit to entice your partner with. That is all it is. We need to stop becoming offended at every little thing like we are starting to become. We are becoming, as a human race, too sensitive to everything. And I am starting to wonder how much of it is because somebody has to be saying something about something and causing a huge ruckus over something that is not important in the entire scheme of things. After all there have always been little outfits modeled after things and people and time periods. If this was meant to be offensive then I would be totally against this, but this was nothing but a cute outfit to wear. But like I said earlier I believe people are becoming too sensitive and looking at things too hard and trying to see the racism. I swear every which way we turn nowadays something is going to be considered racist.
  • Mariann... Lila Beth 2012/09/29 13:12:51
    Marianne723
    Get rid of that thing in the WH, and a lot of this racist crap will stop. Go back to when people lived NORMAL lives and had at least half a brain and it will stop. Victoria's are fools for pulling it. They should have just told whoever to GET OVER IT.
  • Lila Beth Mariann... 2012/09/30 02:35:05
    Lila Beth
    +1
    I completely agree with you. They should never have pulled it at all. I am tired of people bowing down and simply taking things. We need to start standing up and saying this isn't wrong and yes you have a right to your opinion but I have a right to sell what I want. If you don't like it then just don't shop there. Simple as that. But it isn't just the president of the moment this has been going on for quite some time. Or at least where I live every time you turn around something is racist. And the issue isn't just racism, the issue is on everything. Everybody is claiming my rights, my rights while trampling on everybody else's rights. There's no respect any more for other people on the planet. Instead of working together we are fighting because different people think they deserve more or they are better. The entire thing is completely ridiculous.
  • Mariann... Lila Beth 2012/09/30 06:36:11
    Marianne723
    Something clearly wrong with peoples brains now. OMG, it can get very scary at times.
  • Lila Beth Mariann... 2012/10/09 19:48:17
    Lila Beth
    I completely agree with you. We are trying to make everybody happy which is impossible. I would understand being upset if they were butchering the history of the geisha but they weren't. They were simply giving a cute little outfit a name. That was it. There are way more important things out there to worry about. Its sad what we focus on and what we don't focus on. It is completely scary.
  • Rabbit 2012/09/29 04:08:35
    No
    Rabbit
    Want.
  • Miss Fiona 2012/09/29 04:07:55
    No
    Miss Fiona
    +2
    If Victoria's Secret can wear Ancient-Greek-style clothes and get away with it, then I don't believe "Sexy Little Geisha" to be "racist" at all.
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  • Georgia50 2012/09/29 02:36:13
    Yes
    Georgia50
    First, of course it's racist.
    Second, I want her to take it off NOW!
  • TheTruth1313 2012/09/29 01:44:46
  • Mariann... TheTrut... 2012/09/29 13:13:37
    Marianne723
    +1
    AMENNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!
  • TheTrut... Mariann... 2012/09/30 06:39:18
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Thank you my friend. Always nice to meet another supporter of the first amendment.
  • Mariann... TheTrut... 2012/09/30 07:52:03
  • TheTrut... Mariann... 2012/10/01 06:50:46
  • Jeff 2012/09/29 01:39:29
    No
    Jeff
    +1
    I don't think so
  • kitsunejewel 2012/09/29 00:58:39
    No
    kitsunejewel
    +1
    nah, I love Asian inspired clothes, that's hot too (not trying to sound like Paris Hilton)
  • pennie 2012/09/28 22:15:49
    No
    pennie
    whats wrong with it..its ment to have fun in the bed room with the one you either freakin with, in love with r just having fun take your pick.
  • krayzrick 2012/09/28 21:59:23
    No
    krayzrick
    What's next, Halloween outfits of every description? 'The Whiners' are a pathetic bunch...
  • Jennifer Bourne 2012/09/28 21:27:52
    No
    Jennifer Bourne
    +1
    That being said, this silly getup doesn't have much to do with being a Geisha. It could have just as easily been called "Sexy Little Souvenir Shopper"
  • Reavaria 2012/09/28 21:27:25
    No
    Reavaria
    Its a style plus its modeled by a white chick
  • Deb 2012/09/28 18:21:22 (edited)
    Yes
    Deb
    +1
    On a white girl...yes. Just like a white person dressing up as an indian on halloween is and going in blackface,what next? Slave themed lingerie?...HONEYS,IT'S JUST NOT YOUR COLOR....
  • krayzrick Deb 2012/09/28 22:00:38
    krayzrick
    +1
    POOR THING>>>> Let's ban Halloween... Jeezzz..
  • Deb krayzrick 2012/09/29 01:14:25
    Deb
    No not ban Halloween. Just costumes that could get someones asses kicked or scalped.
  • krayzrick Deb 2012/09/29 02:49:19
    krayzrick
    Who is going to pick them? You?
  • darazan 2012/09/28 16:58:34
    No
    darazan
    +1
    So...geisha-like lingerie is offensive, but not horribly inaccurate, stereotypical, and sexualized geisha Halloween costumes? I'm sensing stupidity here.
  • bye 2012/09/28 16:58:23
    No
    bye
    +1
    Geisha's existed and they are not even using an Asian model!
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