Comedian Lil Duval is under fire for joking about murdering transgender women. The television personality visited "The Breakfast Club" radio show on Friday and spoke about what he would do if he found out that a partner was transgender after they were having a sexual relationship. “This might sound messed up, but I don’t care, she dying,” he said.
According to The Washington Post, two of the show's hosts, Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee, appear to correct Duval for this statement. "That’s a hate crime, you can’t do that,” Charlamagne, a friend of Duval's, says. Duval holds his opinion. “I can’t deal with that,” Lil Duval says. “No, you manipulated me to believe in this thing. My mind, I’m gay now.”
Charlamagne says that there should be legal repercussions for not disclosing gender. Duval agreed and added, “There should be some kind of repercussions for that if you do that to somebody. Until then, I’m going to have my own repercussions.”
Watch the interview (starting at 6:57):
There's been considerable backlash on Duval's comments. TMZ shares that transgender activists shouted over Charlamagne at Politicon 2017 by saying, "We are not a joke!" Some on social media have called for a boycott of the popular radio show.
As of this morning, Duval didn't seem in any hurry to apologize.
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