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Comedian makes violent transphobic remarks on radio show

Comedian Lil Duval makes scary transphobic remarks and causes social media outrage.
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Part-time actor and comedian Lil Duval is probably going to have a rough week on social media. He was a guest on New York’s popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Friday and said he would kill a trans woman if he slept with her and didn’t know.

He may not be the only one to blame; this proclamation came after the hosts started asking provocative questions about having sex with a trans woman.

Seemingly wanting to get the comedian even more fired up, co-host DJ Envy of the “The Breakfast Club” put trans writer Janet Mock’s book on the table with her photo facing Duval. Mock had been a guest on their show just days before.  

“Tell me she ain't pretty,” says Envy referencing the author's photo. 

Using the wrong pronoun, Duval responds, “No, that (n-word) is doing his thing…he not fittin’ to get me.”

The booth seemed to come alive with laughter at the Duval’s provocative and threatening speech, the jocks trying only a few times to correct him.

DJ Envy continues: Say you met a girl, and she didn't tell you she was a transgender...

Lil Duval: That ain't a girl, I met a boy...The means I met a boy.

Envy: And after four months…y’all had sex--

Lil Duval: --We're not having sex! We're not having sex. 

"This might sound messed up, and I don't care...She dying.

"I can't deal with that.

"I can't do that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing, and my mind can't...I'm gay then..."

In 2017 there have already been 15 reports of mainly transgender women of color being murdered according to the HRC. 

Not amused by the radio bit, Laverne Cox went on Twitter to express her disapproval and concern. 

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