Cardi B took to Twitter on Sunday, September 16 and blamed a “former team member” for posting a transphobic meme on her Facebook page, prompting criticism on Twitter, on which Laverne Cox also spoke out.
The Invasion of Privacy's singer, 25, wrote, "It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page. For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to my account."
Here's the tweet, check it out.
It's come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page. For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 16, 2018
The meme posted to the songstress' official Facebook page featured an illustration of a man looking out a window as the words reads, "I hope nobody see this tr—y leave my house."
The post was accompanied by multiple crying laughing emojis and a skull emojis.
The post was subsequently deleted but before that several fans had already criticized Cardi B in comments, some adding the hashtag #CardiBIsOverParty on it.
Shortly after the Bodak Yellow rapper's denial, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox took to Twitter to share a message that read,
I am a huge advocate for free speech but as long as its socially acceptable to make jokes about trans people, to make and share memes disparaging & demeaning trans folks, trans folks will continue to be murdered &denied civil rights. #TransIsBeautiful #transrightsarehumanrights.
It’s not the first time Cardi B has been criticized for using transphobic language; back in January, she explained that she didn’t realize the word “tr—y” was an offensive.
She said in a Twitter live stream at the time,
Like I didn’t know that that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word. You know, there’s bad words that your parents teach you that you’re not supposed to say. Nobody taught us that. Nobody taught us that in our school.
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