2017-08-07 22:01:44 UTC
Speaking on The Breakfast Club, Lil Duval said if he discovered a woman he
was dating was trans, she'd have to "die."
BY NEAL BROVERMAN
JULY 30 2017
Comedian Lil Duval expressed disgust at the idea of trans women on a recent
episode of The Breakfast Club radio show, saying if he unknowingly dated
one, she would "die."
Discussing recent guest Janet Mock, Duval was egged on by Breakfast Club
co-host Charlamagne the God to discuss trans people. Duval, a little-known
comic who found a modicum of fame a decade ago, was horrified at the
prospect of having sex with a trans woman. Insinuating he'd be gay ― which
he made seem like a plague ― if he had sex such a woman, Duval said she'd
have to "die" for her deceit.
Co-hosts on The Breakfast Club, a nationally syndicated radio show, erupted
in peals of laughter at Duval's ignorance and cruelty. Trans women are often
targets of violence, with a staggering high rate of rape and murder. At
least 14 trans women have been murdered this year.
Fury broke out on social media over Duval's comments and The Breakfast
Club's condoning of them. At this weekend's Politicon convention in Los
Angeles, trans activist and editor Ashlee Marie Preston angrily confronted