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American Apparel Holds Casting Call For Transgender Models

American Apparel held a walk-in casting call for transgender models this week in New York City, after soliciting talent via Instagram: 

According to CBS 6: "They asked transgender and transsexual  people  to visit its Chelsea location for more information. A call to the location on Wednesday, August 28, American Apparel confirmed that the walk-in call has ended, but people can still electronically  submit  emails with attached pictures."

While American Apparel is known for being pro-LGBT, they also receive criticism for being exploitative. Let's hope these transgender models are presented in a way that shows them respect (though we suppose if they're exploited then they're simply being treated like everyone else).

What do you think of AA's new casting call??

 

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