• Thu, May 16 - 1:20 pm ET

Former Victoria’s Secret Model Kylie Bisutti Now Claiming VS Is Why Men Become Addicted To Porn

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Last month, former Victoria’s Secret model Kylie Bisutti caused a huge stir in the lingerie modeling world with her accusations toward the company, and her (very, very public) denouncement of lingerie modeling as a whole due to her religion. She explained to the NY Post:

The next day, I broke down and started sobbing. I was in my bedroom and dropped to my knees and started to pray. “God, why did you have me win the Victoria’s Secret Angel competition if it was going to make me feel this way? I’m not honoring my husband. I just want answers!”

That was two years ago. Today, I’m living in Montana with my husband, enjoying the fresh air and volunteering with our church.

Well, it’s always good to make decisions that make you happy. But naturally, Bisutti was indirectly promoting her book on the subject, I’m No Angel. Victoria’s Secret did not appreciate her statements and, in fact, stated that she was fabricating the majority of her work experience with them.

Because Bisutti couldn’t just leave the lingerie modeling world behind and not financially benefit from it, she has continued to do interviews; again, indirectly promoting her book. She went on HuffPo Live to discuss her involvement, and to reveal why she has been causing so many psychological disorders.

“I was promoting the wrong kind of image for girls and for men as well,” she said. “I believe that the types of images I took when I was a lingerie model brought a lot of men into temptation. And I do know that a very high percentage of men fall into porn addiction through looking at their mom’s or wive’s lingerie catalogues.”

Uh, yeah, pretty sure you can’t just run around blaming yourself, other models or companies as a whole for leading to porn addictions. People who become addicted to things like porn don’t catch a horribly transmittable disease that’s caused by staring at 2-D images of boyshorts; they typically have preexisting problems and other reasons for becoming addicts. And blaming women who wear lingerie — as well as the moms and wives who own those catalogues — for causing those psychological issues is awful, irresponsible and wrong.

Bisutti continued:

“My heart is broken that images that I took in the past and things that I did in the past could have possibly brought men into [porn] addiction,” she said. “It’s really a struggle and a hard thing for me.”

Um.

Is it? Is it a struggle for you? Because as much as I typically support models who speak out, it seems like she’s primarily just blaming women for unrelated male issues, implying that lingerie modeling is somehow shame-worthy, and then gaining money from these remarks. It’s not really okay, and it’s certainly not respectable.

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  • Jonn

    haha love this chick. and i mean that unironically

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=699618735 Cara Crowes

    Any addiction is bad, but her blaming the VS company is just foolish..