Some fifteen transgender women have been murdered in 2017 — and those are just the cases we know about.
On Sunday, Charlamagne, whose given name is Lenard Mc Kelvey, appeared at Politicon in Pasadena, Calif., for an on-stage discussion of politics and the hip-hop community with MSNBC host Ari Melber.
Then, when pressed on how he’d respond if he found out that a woman he was dating was transgender, he said he kill her: “This might sound messed up, but I don’t care, she dying.” After some half-hearted pushback, the hosts asked about Mock herself, using her book as a prop. That nigga doing his thing….ain’t finna get me,” Duval said.
Clips from the segment went viral, and activists and allies responded with the hashtags #Boycott Breakfast Club and #Trans Lives Matter.
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I’m in a very happy relationship and that’s where I leave it.
“Shout out to all the trannies out there,” he said.It’s an opportunity for big business to be a bigger ally, he says.“It will take more than members of the community for Charlamagne to own up to the idea that even as he casts himself as a victim by claiming he isn’t responsible for his guests’ words, he still gets to profit from their hatred,” says Madison.Tomi Lahren's "I Have Black Friends" tour of NYC made a stop in Times Square with Charlamagne Tha God, and instead of Black Lives Matter ... The day after The Blaze's ultra conservative host had drinks with Trevor Noah, she met Charlamagne -- most likely to discuss why she blew off an appearance on his radio show.The odd couple says they're trying to understand each other's views on everything from politics to BPM -- yes, black penises matter has become a thing thanks to these two.
Charlamagne and Noah’s insistence on giving Lahren a platform to talk reflects the tired idea that the key to advancing racial relations is conversing with white supremacy apologists, that progress rests within the empathy of the disdained.