The Bad: Lil Duval makes transphobic remarks on "The Breakfast Club"
"This might sound messed up, but I don't care, she dying."
That's what comedian Lil Duval said on the July 28th edition of the hip-hop-focused radio show "The Breakfast Club" when asked how he would react if he discovered that a women he had been intimate with was transgender. Lil Duval went on to say that the experience would make him "gay" in his mind and he "can't live with that."
Given the violence perpetrated against transgender women – often by men who feel shame around sleeping with them – the comments hit a particularly raw nerve. Author Janet Mock penned the definitive response to the incident for Allure, writing, "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."