A trans man modelling a sports bra for Calvin Klein has drawn criticism across board.
Bappie Kortram can be seen sporting a sports bra and a pair of trousers in a brand-shared promotional photo.
Bappie, a Dutch model, is represented by several modelling agencies all over the world, including British Zebedee Talent. According to them, he is a trans man who has not undergone top surgery.
This week, after being uploaded on Twitter by Dr Anastasia Maria Loupis, who wrote: “Calvin Klein wants to go broke,” the advertisement—which was first distributed as part of the Calvin Klein Pride 2022 Campaign—became extremely popular.
Calvin Klein wants to go broke. pic.twitter.com/6pOBKKNMx3
— Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis (@DrLoupis) May 23, 2023
The tweet has received lots of attention with over 5.5 million views in less than 24 hours. See more reactions below.
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“i dunno. but just not a good look. But guess its populism, since majority looks like that….” – August
i dunno. but just not a good look. But guess its populism, since majority looks like that….
— August (@AugustLund0) May 23, 2023
“Calvin Klein is a company that wants to stop making money.” – Bob Is Here To Explain.
“In their bid to appease a tiny minority they’re alienating a huge majority!” – Warraich
“Wow this makes the clothes look ugly. I thought ads worked on making stuff look attractive and aspirational?” – LizzieC
“Hard choice” – CJ
Hard choice pic.twitter.com/WI6BbQfPvO
— CJ (@BocaRed561) May 23, 2023
“Not sure why they need to go this far just to force an ideology that most don’t even want.” – Tiki Mufasa.
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