Laverne Cox & Angelica Ross React To Cardi B's Transphobic Meme Controversy: 'Black Trans Women Are Being Killed'

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A transphobic meme posted to Cardi B’s ficial Facebook account on Sunday (Sept. 16) included the textual content, “I hope no person see this tr---y depart my home,” adopted by a collection  emojis. The rapper addressed the put up on Twitter, claiming former affiliate is the one who controls that account, and that they have been the one particular person with entry.

Several followers expressed outrage over the meme, with actresses Laverne Cox and Pose star Angelica Ross shining gentle on the epidemic murdered trans ladies.

“I'm an enormous advocate totally free speech however so long as its socially acceptable to make jokes about trans folks, to make and share memes disparaging & demeaning trans of us, trans of us will proceed to be murdered &denied civil rights. #TransIsBeautiful #transrightsarehumanrights,” tweeted Cox. She adopted with one other tweet, “There is an epidemic violence in opposition to trans of us. It's not new. Lives are on the road,” linking to a weblog put up from ACLU that factors out that the quantity transgender and nonbinary folks murdered has hit document highs lately.

Ross additionally took to Twitter: “Black trans ladies are being killed as a result of jokes like this. These n----s are killing us to maintain ladies such as you @iamcardib from discovering out.  Cause you’ll make enjoyable their manhood.  This is the way you encourage poisonous masculinity that solely finally ends up hurting you too sis!  Apologize.”

After Cardi tweeted out her declare that the meme was posted by a former affiliate, Ross shared her appreciation and requested the rapper to be an ally for the transgender neighborhood. “I admire @iamcardib addressing the difficulty and taking duty like a boss. The subsequent step is taking the chance to show your complete business why this shit is unacceptable and won't be tolerated any longer. THAT can be allyship in motion. Cis solidarity sis,” the actress tweeted.

This controversy comes two days after GLAAD’s nationwide second silence for black transgender ladies. The LGBTQ media group referred to as consideration to the epidemic black trans ladies murdered within the United States on their social media.

See the tweets from Angelica Ross, Laverne Cox and GLAAD under.