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A Bridal magazine is going “woke” and following in the footsteps of Bud Light by featuring a transgender model, who is a biological male, on its product.
On the cover of “Brides Today,” the publication featured “a hairy male model wearing a dress.”
The model has been identified as left-wing activist Alok Vaid-Menon, who goes by ALOK.
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ALOK, who identifies as “non-binary transfeminine,” was photograph while wearing Indian jewels, a teal outfit, and a skirt.
Another photograph in the publication features the model wearing makeup and a bra-like blue top with a matching skirt.
The caption features a quotation from the model that reads: “I’ve been bullied my entire life. I wish I could be able to walk down the street—and exist in public—without fear of being attacked. I wish I could post an image of myself online without being inundated with hate mail.”
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“I wish I could be seen as a human being… But I’m not going to wait for that future, I’m going to build it now, here, with the people who are ready for love,” the model added.
“I hope that we dream beyond tolerance towards meaningful acceptance,” the model continued. “I hope that we are able to find beauty and pride in our differences. I hope that we are not just safe, but well, and not just seen, but witnessed. Most of all: I hope that we can be free.”
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The photos have since surfaced on social media, and the number of negative comments indicates many users were disgusted.
“Brides today has lost it,” one account posted. “This is stealing women’s identity and replacing it with some grotesque. [SaveWomensSpaces].”
Another tweeted, “Brides Today magazine went full tranny this edition. Nothing more important than that ESG score.”
While another said, “The ‘woke chandrachud’ virus has started to spread in India – This is the cover of Brides Today (April edition) a magazine by India Today group! [throwing up emojis] The beauty [and] grace of womanhood being massacred by this virus. [SupremeKotha] [chandrachud] [IndiaToday].”