A 26-year-old babysitter wrote a song about eating disorders after the young girl she is babysitting was bullied for her appearance in a bathing suit Victoria’s Secret.
TikToker and music artist Jax from New York took on tick tock to share a hit song she wrote to promote body positive image for the soon-to-be 13-year-old girl she babysits, Chelsea.
The video begins with Jax and Chelsea sitting in the car. Jax begins explaining to her 10 million+ followers that she picked Chelsea up from the mall the day before where she had been bikini shopping at Victoria’s Secret with her friends to prepare for her first boys and girls party.
Jax, 26, from New York, took to TikTok to share the song she wrote about lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret
The 26-year-old babysitter wrote the song about eating disorders after the young girl she babysits, Chelsea, 13, was bullied by a friend over her appearance in a swimsuit at Victoria’s Secret
In the song, Jax notes that she knows Victoria’s secret and adds that Victoria was made up by a guy, referring to Les Wexner, the former CEO of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company
The singer-songwriter revealed she suffered from an eating disorder when she was Chelsea’s age and “stopped eating.”
The songwriter adds that as the young girl got in the car, she cried “hysterically” after a friend had told her the swimsuit she was trying on made her look “too fat and too flat”.
Jax, who has struggled with food since she was 12, told Chelsea she decided to write a song for her to make her feel better while also shaming the popular lingerie store.
Jax said, “I wrote a song for you because when I was your age I had a lot of eating issues and I wish someone would have told me that.”
With a message perfect for anyone of any age, the song begins, “God, I wish someone had told me when I was younger…all bodies aren’t created equal.” Photoshop, teeny tiny models on magazine covers told me I was overweight.’
Jax continues to sing her powerful song, explaining that she stopped eating because everyone knows you “can’t have carbs and a hot girl summer.”
She then spills the big reveal as she sings, “I know Victoria’s Secret and girl you wouldn’t believe it… She’s an old man who lives in Ohio and makes money off girls like me.”
In the video, Jax, who also struggled with an eating disorder, said to the 13-year-old, “When I was your age I had a lot of eating issues and I wish someone would have told me that.”
Jax continues to sing her powerful song, explaining that she stopped eating because everyone knows you “can’t have carbs and have a hot girly summer.”
The song follows Hulu’s new docuseries Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons, which highlights the relationship between former CEO Wexner and Jefferey Epstein
The “old man who lives in Ohio” refers to Les Wexner, the billionaire founder of L Brands, the former parent company of Victoria’s Secret. Wexner resigned from his position within the company in 2020 after buying the brand in 1982.
The original Victoria’s Secret was founded in 1977 by a businessman named Roy Raymond, who started the business after feeling uncomfortable going to a department store to buy lingerie for his wife. He said he wants men to feel comfortable when shopping for lingerie, which adds to Jax’s statement that “a guy did her makeup”.
After Raymond sold the brand to Wexner, the focus shifted. Wexner saw a huge opportunity to market his brand directly to women, and for decades the lingerie store has represented a sense of desirability, in which women desperately tried to don sexy underwear and unattainable body standards in order to gain a man’s approval receive.
And Jax isn’t the only one to open up about the store’s dark past. Hulu recently released a new documentary entitled Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demonswhich offers a glimpse into the connection between Jefferey Epstein and Wexner.
The series highlights Wexner’s close relationship with billionaire pedophile Epstein and chronicles the rapid rise — and epic decline — of the $7.5 billion lingerie brand.
The documentary comes three years after Epstein died by suicide in prison while awaiting trial on charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to traffic in minors for sex, crimes he is believed to have committed over a span of decades did, even during this time he was working with Wexner.
Jax shared that the lingerie store was pushing for a body type, that of a supermodel whose body was only attainable if she “stopped eating.”
The store is known for promoting harmful body image messages and former VS model Bridget Malcolm, 29, (pictured above) revealed how she suffered from an eating disorder
Jax said the lingerie brand’s “perfect” body is “Photoshop, itty-bitty models”; She added that the store sold “skin + bones with big breasts.”
In addition to Wexner and Epstein’s bizarre relationship, Victoria’s Secret is also known for the role it plays in helping many women develop eating disorders.
In the 2000s, the “perfect” body was portrayed by the glamorous Victoria Secret’s Angels.
With incredibly long legs and flat stomachs, every woman across the world wanted to achieve the unattainable look at any cost.
This led to a rise in eating disorders between those who dreamed of being VS Angels and those who already were.
Former Victoria Secret model Bridget Malcolm29, revealed how she changed the way she sees herself and the world around her after recovering from an eating disorder.
The former Victoria’s Secret model has said she doesn’t care as much about how she looks anymore after years of starving myself to get a pair of VS wings. from my desire to create positive, lasting change in the world around me.’
And while many young women have developed eating disorders as a result of the brand’s drive to achieve the unattainable, Jax’s song has helped many of her followers realize that their worth isn’t related to their body image.
Her video received over six million views and thousands of comments from celebrities and followers thanking her for bringing light to the darkness
Her video received over six million views and thousands of comments from celebrities and followers thanking her for bringing light to the darkness.
America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel commented, “I love this song.”
One user added: “My daughters (one of whom is 11 and has an eating disorder) blasted this all day. It’s our newest anthem. THANKS!!’
“As someone who struggles with an eating disorder, I really appreciate this song,” said a third user.
Music band Us the Duo also commented, “This is so good.”