Priorities: National Guardsmen to Be Booted From Manhattan Armory for Victoria’s Secret Show

Posted by on Nov 05, 2012 at 7:08 am

Let them eat edible underwear!

The Victoria’s Secret show must go on — even if it means kicking out hardworking men and women in uniform.

Dozens of National Guardsmen, and Army and Air Force personnel who have been sleeping at Manhattan’s Lexington Armory in between hurricane-relief shifts are being booted — to make room for Victoria’s Secret models in anticipation of Wednesday’s runway show.

About 300 uniformed personnel have been bunking down at the armory at various times since Sandy hit.

But their numbers will be reduced to 60 by Wednesday for the event, which is featuring Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

Obviously such important folks like Rihanna and Bieber take priority over those trying to save lives.

Last night, about 150 of the personnel were crammed into a space meant for 50 as Victora’s Secret workers moved in equipment and set up temporary dressing rooms.

A massive transformer generator was being brought in for the show, and a huge Sony video board was hauled to the site.

So that generator could help freezing New Yorkers, but hey, it’s no big deal. It’s only around 30 degrees right now.

3 Responses to “Priorities: National Guardsmen to Be Booted From Manhattan Armory for Victoria’s Secret Show”

  1. Esau's Message on 5/05/12 at 9:31 am

    People like Bloomberg, the folks who attended Bette Midler’s Halloween masquerade ball, the guests at the Victoria Secret show and the national media show don’t actually live in New York City. They live in some rarefied cloud land floating high above Central Park, where there is never any need, any want, any loss.

  2. Rplat on 5/05/12 at 1:44 pm

    All they have to do is not reelect this useless, rich elitist. Bloomberg is an absolute, out of touch moron.

  3. Kshoosh on 6/06/12 at 1:16 pm

    I saw this on yahoonews this morning–

    “We were dead in the water until Victoria’s Secret showed up,” Captain Brendan Gendron, the Regiment’s operations officer, told Wired magazine.

    Victoria’s Secret representatives did not immediately respond to Yahoo! Shine’s request for comment, but they told Fashionista that the guardsmen’s temporary relocation was planned long ago—the lingerie company isn’t kicking the soldiers out.