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Lil Duval Defends Transphobic Comments About Killing Transgender Women In New Interview — Watch

By: Monya Fleming

Lil Duval Defends Transphobic Comments About Killing Transgender Women In New Interview — Watch
Comedian Lil Duval has been facing a major backlash after claiming that he would kill a transgender woman if she waited too long to reveal that fact while they were dating. 

Duval certainly isn't backing down and stands by his comments. 

The "Ain't That America" host defended his remarks made on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" on Friday. 

Duval told TMZ, "I said that because (the hosts) were saying, taking away someone's power of choice, and that's what you did. When you take away somebody's power of choice, it should be criminal … I don't got no problem with transgender, I ain't got no problem with gay people. I got a problem with somebody trying to take something from me … That's psychological damage."

The comedian appeared on the radio show on Friday morning when Charlamagne Tha God asked him how he felt about Trump's proposal to ban transgenders from serving in the military.


Duval replied, "I'm just doing my thing. Shout out to all the trannies out there."


Things went south in the studio when Duval was later asked how he would react if he dated a woman for four months and then she finally revealed she was transgender. 

"This might sound messed up and I don't care, but, she dying," Duval responded. "I can't deal with that. I can't do that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing…In my mind, I'm gay now!"

Charlamagne tried to have Duval to apologize for his remarks, jumping in to state, "That's a hate crime." However, Duval wasn't backing down.

The stand-up comedian stated, "There should be some kind of repercussions if you do that to somebody. If one did that to me and they didn't tell me, I'm going to be so mad I'm probably going to want to kill them. I can say what I want and do what I want, and people understand where I'm coming from. They know I'm not coming from a place of malice."



It didn't take long after Duval's statements on the show for people to come for the comedian.  


Charlamagne later made an appearance at Politicon and was hit with transgender advocates yelling that they would be boycotting "The Breakfast Club" in the future.

People took to social media to blast Duval over his remarks. Actress Laverne Cox, who stars on "Orange is the New Black" took to Twitter to comment on Duval's statements.  

"Some folks think it's ok to joke about wanting to kill us. We have free speech but that speech has consequences and trans folks are experiencing the negative consequences with our lives," she tweeted. "It hurts my spirit cause this isn't funny. Our lives matter. Trans murder isn't a joke."

Transgender activist and author Janet Mock, who made an appearance on the same radio show just last week, penned an open essay about Duval's remarks.

Mock took his comments personally because her book was referenced during the interview with Duval. 



During Duval's appearance, Charlamagne said of Mock, "Tell me she ain't pretty, come on now."
"Nope, that [expletive] doing his thing…ain't finna get me," Duval responded. Mock called Duval out as well as the hosts of the show for allowing the cruel comments on their show. 

"It's this deplorable rhetoric that leads many cis men, desperately clutching their heterosexuality, to yell at, kick, spit on, shoot, burn, stone and kill trans women of color," she wrote. 

"Duval purposefully misgendered me (as the hosts laugh, thereby cosigning) in an attempt to put me in my place and erase my womanhood. Their fragile masculinity would not allow them to recognize a simple truth: I am an accomplished, beautiful black trans woman."

😂😂😂😂 I'm a living legend on the low 🐐 #kingofthesouth


Mock noted in her essay that there have been 15 deaths of black trans women this year alone.

#LilDuval Speaks Out About his Comments made about the Transgender Community on #TheBreakfastClub. See...Lil Duval is from the Old School. He doesn't understand. Not excusing his comments but that's just what it is. What are your thoughts?

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