Gabourey Sidibe Under fire for Remarks about “Trannys”

Actress Gabourey Sidibe was on Arsenio recently joking about the “tranny on tranny” fights she witnessed in New Orleans, while filming “Coven”.

Executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, Mara Keisling told the HuffPost:

Using the word ‘tranny’ isn’t OK anymore.
Using it to make fun of people is definitely not OK. And using it to
make fun of any kind of violence is just plain wrong. I know she meant
it in fun but that’s the problem in this case. It’s not just that she
used the word ‘tranny’ but that she’s making fun of violence in a city
where the police have a history of committing violence and
discrimination against trans women of color. It’s the kind of thing that
trans people listen to and say, ‘This is someone who is not thinking
about our lives. This is someone who is making fun of our problems.’
Gabby is someone who has approached lots of different social issues with
grace and class and so this is just such a disappointment.

Using the word ‘tranny’ isn’t OK anymore. 
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