Noted awful man Ed Razek has resigned from Victoria's Secret as chief marketing officer, reported the Wall Street Journal. Razek has worked for L Brands (formerly Limited Brands, which owns Victoria's Secret) since 1983 —exactly the year that Victoria's Secret's aesthetic is stuck in. His resignation comes amid declining sales, boycotts from consumers and celebrities, allegations of cultural appropriation, and a deeply horrifying connection with alleged sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein.

You may remember Razek from such scandals as that gross Vogue interview.

"I’m always asking myself: If we do that, what is the reason we did it? Why did we include that person? And did we include them to shut up a reporter? Did we include them because it was the right thing to do or because it was the politically correct thing to do?...Shouldn’t you have transsexuals in the show? No. No, I don’t think we should. Well, why not? Because the show is a fantasy...."

He later issued an apology, which, *shrugs.*

"We would absolutely cast a transgender model for the show," Razek said in this statement, but that has yet to actually happen because their 2019 fashion show has been canceled. Valentina Sampaio, who was cast as Victoria's Secret's first trans model, will be the face of its Pink line.

Razek was uninterested in updating the company's push-up bra aesthetic.

Razek, 70, is a great example of why old white dudes should not dictate women's sexual aesthetic. In 2018, a former employee told Time that "'I remember [Razek] saying something like, ‘No one cares about their voice, no one cares about the story, just keep it simple and sexy.'" Cue a million eye rolls.

Even the company's investors couldn't stand this guy.

In March 2019, the New York Times reported that Barington Capital Group wrote a letter to L Brands personally excoriating Razek for doing a "poor job" and "failing to communicate a compelling, up-to-date image that resonates with today’s consumers." You can read the full letter here. 

Victoria's Secret has been criticized for its fatphobia, transphobia, and general lack of diversity BY ITS OWN MODELS.

In 2018, former Victoria's Secret model Robin Lawley launched a petition calling on the company to be "more diverse and inclusive of body shapes and sizes on their runways!" 

Angel model Bella Hadid also reposted a message from Halsey, a performer at the 2018 Victoria's Secret fashion show, expressing her disgust at Razek's transphobic remarks. Halsey said she learned of Razek's comments after filming, and subsequently made a donation to GLSEN.

There won't even be a Victoria's Secret fashion show this year.

It's arguably the most high-profile fashion event of the year, but there won't be a Victoria's Secret runway show in 2019. "Unfortunately, the Victoria's Secret show won't be happening this year. It's something I'm not used to because every year around this time I'm training like an angel. But I'm sure in the future something will happen, which I'm pretty sure about," confirmed model Shanina Shaik.

Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Razek.

In an internal memo sent to company employees, Razek wrote that "With the exception of Les [Wexner], I’ve been with L Brands longer than anyone. But all good things must and do, inevitably, come to an end," reported the WSJ.