Writer, TV host and activist Janet Mock is responding to the controversial comments made about transgender men and women on popular morning radio show The Breakfast Club last week.
In an open letter for Allure, Mock – who is a transgender woman – condemned being used as “a literal prop” while hosts Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy chatted with comedian Lil Duval Power 105.1 morning program about hypothetically dating a trans person. In the interview, Lil Duval made reference to Mock using several derogatory terms and talks about hypothetically killing a trans-woman.
“Just so we are all clear: On a black program that often advocates for the safety and lives of black people, its hosts laughed as their guest advocated for the murder of black trans women who are black people, too,” Mock said.
Read Janet’s full open letter here: https://www.allure.com/story/janet-mock-response-the-breakfast-club-trans-women
And watch Lil Duval’s breakfast club interview below: