The New York Post reported last week that Aussie model Jessica Hart was recently dropped from Victoria’s Secret’s roster over a comment she made about Swift, who performed in this year’s show. “God bless her heart,” Hart now infamously told WWD of the sugar-coated singer at the show’s after party in November. “I think she’s great, but I don’t know, to me, she didn’t fit.” The diss supposedly cost Hart her contract — and a spot in next year’s show.
Tuesday, Victoria’s Secret President and Chief Marketing Officer Edward Razek released the following statement to clear things up once and for all.
“There is no truth to the rumors that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand. As you will see, she was a great part of our show and we look forward to continuing to work with her. As previously reported, we at Victoria’s Secret and all those involved, including Jessica Hart, were thrilled to have Taylor be a part of the show. We look forward to sharing her performances next week during the television special.”
Razek had also tried his hand at damage control in the days following Hart’s original comment, telling US Weekly that he had “personally been in contact with Hart and she said she was ‘wildly misinterpreted’ and that she thought [Swift's performance] was ‘amazing.’” Clearly though, his efforts weren’t enough to stop the rampant tsunami of lies and injustice that is the Internet.
Whatever — the real proof will be in the liner notes of Swift’s next album — an “I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked in… the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” remix would be tabloid gold.