TV viewers have lashed out at Victoria's Secret after the label decided to air the footage of one of its models falling on the runway.
During the filming of the runway show earlier this month, Chinese model Ming Xi tripped on her billowing cape and fell.
And while the incident was widely publicised at the time, many assumed the label would cut the fall out of the final show once it aired on television.
However not only did they not cut the fall out, but they had a whole segment on Ming talking about how special it was to walk the runway in her home in front of her family.
Then after the fall, cameras followed her backstage where she started crying about what had happened – and everything was laid bare for the millions watching.
Understandably, people weren’t happy the label decided to focus on the fall.
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"Did they really have to leave in Ming xi falling and crying," one person asked on Twitter.
"This feels unnecessarily cruel and embarrassing, honestly. Like it's one thing if you want to show a little heartwarming moment about getting back up again but the crying shot is just f***ed up," another said.
Did they really have to leave in Ming xi falling and crying....#VSFashionShow— Luis (@Hella_Bravo) November 29, 2017
Pretty uncool of Victoria's Secret to not only show Ming Xi fall, but then also show her crying backstage. 😑#VictoriaSecretFashionShow— Hillary Maglin (@HillaryMaglin) November 29, 2017
Seems slightly cruel of VS to not cut Ming Xi's fall out of the broadcast but hey what do I know! #VSFashionShow— Alyssa Vingan Klein (@alyssavingan) November 29, 2017
DON'T SHOW HER CRYING WHAT DID MING XI EVER DO TO YOU VICTORIA'S SECRET?! #VSFashionShow— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) November 29, 2017
they can cut-out elsa hosk's wing smacking ariana grande when she performed two years ago at the vsfs but not edit out ming xi's fall in the final show and her crying? they did her so dirty— 🍷 (@bleuvaIentine) November 29, 2017
What makes the whole situation even more harsh, is the fact that they film the show twice, for the exact purpose of cutting together the best final performance.
Even model Chrissy Teigan expressed her disapproval, joining the discussion on Twitter.
Especially when they film it twice.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 29, 2017
Everyone who watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: VS records 2 sessions of the show. For them to show Ming Xi falling/crying on the runway in her home country was unnecessary. Could have easily been edited out. Anything to get views right? #VSFashionShow— Coco (@Glencoco01) November 29, 2017
The best thing to come out of the whole debacle has been the huge support and love that has unfolded for Ming. And how she handled the whole situation with absolute grace.
MING XI FELL INFRONT OF HER PARENTS & HOMETOWN & THE VS SHOW PRODUCERS MADE HER FALLING LIKE A HIGHLIGHT BUT MY QUEEN GOT UP BITCH SHE GOT UP & KEPT ON WALKING UHHHHHHH BUT SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS GONNA CRY & THEN SHE ACTUALLY CRIED BACKSTAGE SO UH YEAH NOW IM MAD & CRYING— valeria (@vytwt) November 29, 2017
Before the show aired, Ming addressed the fall and she thanked her fans and the girls backstage who comforted her.
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