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Times Celebs Were Homophobic Or Transphobic

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It’s Pride Month, which is amazing. However, in the past year, there’s been discrimination and prejudice against LGBTQ folk and an alarming amount of anti-LGBTQ legislative.

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It’s also surprisingly been a year of moving backward when it comes to celebs supporting the LGTBQ community, so it’s important to realize that homophobia and transphobia are still sadly alive.

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Here are 13 times celebs were homophobic or transphobic in the past year:

1.

Too Hot to Handle star Harry Jowsey called James Charles the f-slur on the Tap In podcast:

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In the episode he said to the podcast host, “James Charles is trying to fuck me. You don’t know who he is? He’s just some fagot.” He later apologized.

2.

DaBaby described people living with HIV as “nasty” and “junkies”:

dababy calling people living with hiv “nasty” and “”junkies” i truly have no words


Twitter: @tribranchvo

After saying that people living with HIV are “junkies” and “nasty,” DaBaby faced a lot of backlash from celebrities and fans. He eventually issued a semi-apology.

3.

And then Dave Chappelle joked about the situation in his Netflix special The Closer.

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He said DaBaby “punched the LGBTQ community right in the AIDS.” He also said he thought the word “feminists” meant “frumpy d*kes.”

4.

In The CloserChappelle also did a whole anti-trans bit about Caitlyn Jenner winning Woman of the Year:

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“Her first year as a woman — ain’t that something? Never even had a period — ain’t that something?” he said.

5.

Boosie BadAzz went on a wild anti-gay Twitter rant about Lil Nas X:


Twitter: @boosieofficial

In his Instagram Live, Lil Nas X joked about having a collab with Boosie, which caused him to go on the above rant.

Boosie didn’t apologize, but Lil Nas X did address the rant with joke tweet:

i am truly saddened. i have never been so mortified in my life. i can’t believe disney channel has yet to play halloween town this entire october.


Twitter: @LilNasX

6.

Ricky Gervais was called out for the anti-trans jokes in his Netflix special Supernature:

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“Full disclosure: In real life, of course, I support trans rights,” he says. “I support all human rights, and trans rights are human rights. Live your best life. Use your preferred pronouns. Be the gender that you feel that you are. But meet me halfway, ladies: Lose the cock. That’s all I’m saying.” He also said trans women are not women because they don’t have wombs.

7.

And he did a weird bit about how “amazing” AIDS is and how God sent it to Africa because “they’re dying anyway”:

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For actual accurate information about living with HIV, click here.

GLAAD vehemently condemned the special in a thread on Twitter:

Attention Ricky and Netflix: people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV to others. U=U 2/4


Twitter: @glaad

Read the full thread here.

8.

Kid Rock tweeted this about the f-slur:

If Kid Rock using the word fagot offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. -Bob Ritchie


Twitter: @KidRock

9.

Kendrick Lamar’s song “Auntie Diaries” garnered controversy after Kendrick — who identifies as straight — said the f-slur multiple times:

10.

Matt Damon recently admitted he JUST stopped using the f-slur because of his daughter (like girl, you’re just stopping now??):

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“I made a joke, months ago, and got a treatise from my daughter. She left the table. I said, ‘Come on, that’s a joke! I say it in the movie ‘Stuck on You!’ She went to her room and wrote a very long, beautiful treatise on how that word is dangerous. I said, ‘I retire the f-slur!’ I understood,” he said in an interview with the Sunday Times.

11.

While criticizing Pete Buttigieg’s run as mayor of South Bend, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson went on a weird, anti-gay rant about him taking pattern leave:

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“This guy, who literally couldn’t fix the potholes in South Bend, Indiana, is now the transportation secretary. But he breastfeeds, so it’s equity! It’s unbelievable.”

Pete responded to the rant. “Well, look, in his case, I guess he just doesn’t understand the concept of bottle feeding, let alone the concept of paternity leave.”

Transportation Sec. Buttigieg addresses criticism over his taking paternity leave. https://t.co/CqObdTIVbD


Twitter: @MSNBC

12.

And lastly, Pete Davidson made a joke about getting AIDS from a public restroom on SNL:


Twitter: @nbcsnl

“I was already so anxious before the pandemic. My brain didn’t have room for something new to panic about. I can’t start being afraid public restrooms will give me COVID, when I was already afraid public restrooms would give me AIDS. ” For the record, that’s obviously not possible.

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