Jessica Hart Wasn't Fired Over Taylor Swift Comments: "No Truth to Rumors," Victoria's Secret Says
Jessica Hart fans can relax. The Victoria's Secret model has not been fired after her surprising comments about country pop sensation Taylor Swift following the taping of the annual fashion show last month in NYC.
The lingerie brand's chief marketing officer, Edward Razek, told Us Weekly on Tuesday, Dec. 3, "There is no truth to the rumors that Jessica Hart has been fired or that she will no longer work with the brand. As you will see, she was a great part of our show and we look forward to continuing to work with her."
Hart, 27, first found herself in a contentious and incredibly awkward situation on Nov. 13, after she told WWD that the Grammy winner "didn't fit" on the runway of the famed fashion show. "I don't know, to me, she didn't fit," said the 27-year-old stunner. "I don't know if I should say that." (During the show, Swift, 23, sang "I Knew You Were Trouble" and strutted her stuff alongside Hart, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo and other Victoria's Secret Angels.)
Following the brouhaha over her comments, the leggy supermodel spoke with Us exclusively to clarify what she had said about the "I Knew You Were Trouble" crooner. "I adore Taylor Swift, and I was so excited to be with her at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. What Taylor does on stage is nothing compared to what we do," Hart told Us on Nov. 15. "I could never get up there and do what she does! She is a true rock star and she absolutely killed it the other night."
Razek also stepped in last month and told Us that Hart's original quips were "wildly misinterpreted." He added on Tuesday, "As previously reported, we at Victoria’s Secret and all those involved, including Jessica Hart, were thrilled to have Taylor be a part of the show. We look forward to sharing her performances next week during the television special.”
The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show will air on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.