Laverne Cox is clearing up the comments she made about insecure men who seek trans women. Meanwhile, B.o.B. is causing controversy over his theory about slave ships. Get it all inside…
Laverne Cox is a trans woman and activist who doesn’t have a problem speaking out about issues surrounding the LGBTQ community. In a cover story interview with Attitude Magazine, the “Orange Is The New Black” actress gave her thoughts about “insecure” men who seek trans women and how toxic masculinity can be.
“Men who are into trans women who want to keep us a secret and are afraid if someone thinks they are gay, they’re insecure as fuck," she said. "If someone thinks you’re gay, gay is fabulous. Gay is amazing. There’s nothing wrong with that. Toxic masculinity is bullshit.”
The headline of the interview reads“Laverne Cox slams men who are ashamed of dating trans women: ‘Toxic masculinity is bullsh*t.’” The actress had to speak out and clarify exactly what she meant in the interview as she felt her words were taken out of context. Laverne hopped on social media to explain exactly what she meant about "insecure" men who seek trans women.
Peep a few of her tweets below (read from the bottom up):
The 45-year-old actress explained the men who seek trans women, but try to keep them a secret are the problem. She said she’s tired of men who reduce trans women as “sexual objects,” but will not integrate these women in their lives. In her lengthy Instagram post, Laverne went on to say that trans women are worthy of being loved in its fullest capacity and should not be reduced to simply being a "fetish." She encouraged trans women to find a man who isn't ashamed of having them in their life completely, and if he isn't, then let him go.
Read her full explanation below:
Since this headline was taken a bit out of context to be clear I am referring to men who seek out and have sex with trans women but choose to keep us a secret. I am not saying men not attracted to trans women should be. I believe we all have our preferences and that's beautiful. But many trans women I know are far too often reduced to being sexual objects or fetishes by men who treat us as if we don't deserve to be loved in the light, out in public and integrated into their lives as worthy partners. I am here for every trans woman out there to tell you you are worthy to be loved in the light. You deserve more. Any man who won't be seen with you in public, who won't introduce you to friends and family after an appropriate amount of time dating, is not worth your time. Those men, whatever they are going through, need to go through that without the benefit of our beauty and light in their lives. Once they have gotten themselves together spiritually, then we should give them the benefit of our company. #TransIsBeautiful, so very beautiful. Own it, feel it, live it, love it!
She's right. Everyone deserves to be loved. And if a man is seeking a trans woman then they should live in their truth.
Another story making waves on social media...
B.o.B. has been making waves on the Internet over his conspiracy theories. For starters, he had everyone talking when he launched a GoFundMe in an effort to raise money for a satellite that will prove the earth is flat. Yes, he was serious.
Now, he has everyone up in arms after sharing his theories on slavery.
According to the “Nothin’ On You” rapper, 400 years of slavery didn’t exist because HE has never seen a slave ship. Bruh. So because he has never seen a slave ship with his own eyes they never existed? OK, sir.
The 28-year-old rapper posted a video clip of a theorist explaining this theory at great length.
We'd like to note, he turned the comments off on this post. Hmph.
According to The Root, the map shown in the clip is the ground plan for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, more commonly called the 1904 St Louis World Fair.
We wonder if B.o.B. ever considered he never seen a slave ship because they were made out of wood and its subject to decay. And he obviously hasn't visited the The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture because all of the proof he's looking for is right there.
What do you think about B.o.B.'s slave ship theory?