Lingerie company responds beautifully to critics of a genderqueer model

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Last week, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 winner Violet Chachki announced on Instagram that she would be the face of the Bettie Page line of lingerie from Playful Promises.

This apparently led to some criticism for having a “man” model lingerie, which Playful Promises responded to beautifully on Twitter.

First, they noted that Violet does not identify as a man. Indeed, she told The Advocate in 2015 that she’s genderqueer.

Playful Promises named the line of lingerie for Bettie Page, a model in the 1940’s and 1950’s who was called the “Queen of Bondage” for a series of photos she did in both the role of dominatrix and bound victim.

If anything, they argued, the entire campaign is about subverting gender roles.

Last, they pointed out that Violet is just awesome.

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