Is Lil B transphobic? That is the term the raper used himself after Lil B’s Twitter account received quite the backlash from a transgender joke. Now, the rapper is saying he is trying to learn more about transgender people.
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Late Monday night this week, Lil B’s transphobic joke lit up Twitter since he suggested he could lie about being transgender in order to gain access to the girls’ locker room.
I might start saying I’m trans and I’m a woman so I can be in the girls Locker room with the ladies!!!!!! No homo I’m still growin – Lil B
— Lil B From The Pack (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) July 27, 2015
Some thought the transgender joke was funny, but others were quick to call the tweet out as “disrespectful and hurtful” to transgender people. Less than 10 minutes later, Lil B decided he was tired of the backlash and decided to apologize.
“I see that everyone goes through struggles,” Lil B wrote on Twitter. “I got love for the gays! I got love for humans! I want to attract more good people and women that love me! Not men turned women.”
This statement only fanned the flames harder, so Lil B backtracked even further.
“I’m still growing and this new science is very new to me: this surgery stuff, from man to women is different, but I respect humans,” he said. “It’s all about learning and and accepting and being comfortable with self, I think. I’m insecure.”
Less than an hour from the original tweet, Lil B’s transphobic admission proclaimed that he would try and understand.
“I am transphobic and I need help to learn to accept. I’m scared because I’m not comfortable with my self. I love you, I love born girls,” Lil B explained.
“I wanna say I love you and I apologize for that transphobic comment I made today. [It] shows how immature and still insensitive I am. My insecurity comes from deep rooted issues and respecting women’s boundaries. Every woman is not to be looked at like a ‘woman.’ Being transphobic you may compare to being racist, [including supporting the confederate flag. People [are] showing me today this is bigger than a joke. My heart hurts because I have been cruel to people and I still think mean things about people because I’m not comfortable with myself.”
What do you think about Lil B’s transphobic joke and the resulting apology?
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