A man who was bullied in a viral Facebook video for dating a male-to-female transgender committed suicide. Maurice Willoughby, aka Reese Him Daddie, was only 20 when he took his own life after defending his relationship with Faith, who was born a biological male.
Aazios.com first reported the news.
Willoughby defended his relationship on Facebook last month. He even tattooed Faith's name on his forehead.
"Y'all can say whatever about faith I really don't care if she not passable I don't care if she wasn't born a woman she is a woman to me & I love her flaws that's what makes her faith if you heard her story it's motivating..... I'm happy you should be happy for me".
But social media users bullied Willoughby, according to a friend, who said Willoughby had a history of mental problems, including depression.
"He was getting picked on and joked on all the time," a close friend told Aazios.com. "Where we are from, if you like trans woman, and you black, the streets will talk about you, fight you, even try to kill you. He was dealing with a lot."
Amiyah Scott, a MtF transgender who starred on the now cancelled series "Star", tweeted a plea to end the stigma of transgenders dating heterosexual men.
"Loving a transgender woman is not wrong and I really wish we could break that stigma," Scott tweeted on Monday, Aug. 19.
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