Transsexual writer and activist Janet Mock is furious with comedian Li’l Duval who asserted his manhood during an earlier appearance on Power 105’s Breakfast Club radio show.
Mock and others in the trans community are calling for listeners to boycott the radio station.
In an essay for Allure magazine on Allure.com, Mock, who was born a boy in Hawaii, writes about the radio station using his book, Surpassing Certainty, “as a prop” during a discussion about heterosexual men dating gender confused men.
“Wrote about the shock of being used as a prop to incite violence after being a guest on The Breakfast Club,” Mock tweeted, along with a link to the Allure.com post on Monday.
In his post, Mock writes about an exchange between Breakfast Club co-hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne the god and guest Li’l Duval.
DJ Envy posed a question to Duval about dating a woman who turned out be a gender confused man.
“This might sound messed up and I don’t care. She dying. I can’t deal with that,” Duval responded.
“That’s a hate crime. You can’t do that,” Charlamagne said.
Then Charlamagne pointed to Mock’s book, saying “Tell me she ain’t pretty.”
“Nope,” Duval replied. “That nigga doing his thing. Ain’t finna get me.”
“You might’ve already slept with one and didn’t know it,” Charlamange laughed.
“No I didn’t!” Duval snapped back.
Mock was outraged.
“The hosts laugh after using my image as a literal prop — just days after I was a guest on the same show,” wrote Mock, who associated Duval’s resistance with “a deeper call and justification for violence.”
Mock accused Duval of advocating “for the murder of black trans women who are black people, too!”
Mock lashed out at heterosexual men “desperately clutching their heterosexuality” and “killing trans women”.
In response, trans activist Blossom C. Brown and others disrupted a conservation with Charlamagne at a political event on Sunday.
And Mock’s supporters took their outrage to Twitter.com, creating the Twitter hashtags #TransFolksAreNotaJoke and #BoycottBreakfastClub.
i truly wonder if these fools really believe what they say b/c this performance of ignorance here troubles me. black men do better! pic.twitter.com/eLVtNyf2iy
— T$BIGGIESMALLS (@fatfemme) July 29, 2017
— T$BIGGIESMALLS (@fatfemme) July 30, 2017
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