This week UK tabloid The Sun printed a nasty rumor that in 2014, Cara Delevingne was deemed too "bloated" to walk in a fashion show for Victoria's Secret. The publication has since pulled the article, and now the 24-year-old model and Suicide Squad star is going about setting the record straight. On Friday, she Instagrammed a picture of a letter written by that show's producer, Victoria's Secret CMO Edward Razek, in which he confirms that the item was a "complete fabrication." In the caption, along with the hashtag "bloated," she wrote, "It's shameless to discuss women's bodies just to sell papers," which is one hundred percent true.


The full text of Razek's letter reads,

Dearest Cara -

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.

Contrary to The Sun's claims, which they never even 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 anyone else. The alleged casting, where supposedly disparaging remarks were made, never happened. There was NO casting. You had already been enthusiastically confirmed.'

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.

We tried hard to have you there. You would have made the show better, as you do anything and everything you're involved in.

So allow me to extend the invitation once again. If you're free on November 30, please join us in Paris. As always, we'd love to have you. No casting necessary!

Much love and deep respect,

Edward Razek

CMO Victoria's Secret

Executive Producer, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


This is a clear cut case of editors using the public's obsession with people's sizes and weights to sell a few papers, and it'd be great if that never happened again. In fact, it would be great if everyone in general could get past talking or even caring about what other people's bodies do or don't look like. Just because they're models doesn't mean they aren't also humans, k?