A 2022 Calvin Klein ad featuring Bappie Kortram, a trans man in a sports bra who had not had top surgery at the time of the photo, has gone viral and left some wondering if the company could be facing the trouble that Budweiser endured after the Dylan Mulvaney controversy.
Responding to the Calvin Klein Pride 2022 Campaign, Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis tweeted out the image, insisting, “Calvin Klein wants to go broke.”
Calvin Klein wants to go broke. pic.twitter.com/6pOBKKNMx3
— Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis (@DrLoupis) May 23, 2023
User Aida Reva echoed this sentiment, adding, “What a great way to ‘Bud Light’ themselves. Eliseu Mateus wondered, “Calvin Klein used to be in the design and beauty business. Still in that business?”
What a great way to "Bud Light" themselves.
— Aida Reva (@RevaAida) May 23, 2023
Writing about the model in question, the Daily Mail noted, “Bappie, who is from the Netherlands, is represented by a number of modelling agencies around the world including British Zebedee Talent, who describe him as ‘a trans man who has not had top surgery yet.'” (Read more from “Calvin Klein Ad of Trans Man Wearing a Bra Goes Viral as Twitter Wonders if Company Is the Next Bud Light” HERE)
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