People Call For A Boycott Of "The Breakfast Club" After A Guest Joked About Killing Trans Women
A week after Janet Mock's appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show, the hosts are coming under fire for their interview with comedian Lil Duval, who joked about killing trans women.
In her response, "Dear Men of 'The Breakfast Club': Trans Women Aren’t a Prop, Ploy, or Sexual Predators," published on Allure Monday morning, Mock wrote that her goal when she appeared on the show was to "exercise patience" and educate its audience on the "lived realities" of trans women.
I was hopeful that I could use the show’s vast platform to speak directly to their predominantly black and Latinx listeners, who are often excluded from the conversations held in mainstream LGBT spaces (which are largely white, moneyed, and concerned with the centering of cis folk). I hoped I could make listeners aware of the lived realities of their trans sisters, and let them know that we deserve to be seen, heard, and acknowledged without the threat of harassment, exclusion, and violence.
My ultimate goal was to be accessible — to not judge, to call in rather than call out, and, above all, to exercise patience as the (straight cis male) hosts processed my existence.