A bit of context: Earlier this week, rapper Azalea Banks posted a picture on a since-deleted Instagram post of her new engagement ring (from finance Ryder Ripps).
“I said yes!!!” Banks captioned the photo. “I just got engaged k*nts. I’m crying …. I’m Jewish now. MAZEL TOV BITCHES! WE IN HERE…. YERRRRRRR.”
Of course commenters quickly pointed out that marrying a Jewish man does not make you Jewish, that you have to convert and go through a conversion ceremony for that happen.
And. Well. That set her off. So she defended herself by… attacking the trans community?
Yeah, it’s an odd, but common, deflection for her.
Trigger warning ahead:
“I try to tell the transgirls that getting castrated doesn’t automatically make them a female but if society can do the mental gymnastics to lie and tell them an eggless person who still produces semen is a woman and let them rock, you are all going to bend the rules to accept this newly black Jewish coochie. I’m Jewish now…you can’t stop me,” Banks wrote in one comment.
“[W]hy can you chop ur cock and say ur a girl but I can’t catch the Jewish nut and say I’m Jewish? Stop trying to exclude black people from everything,” she wrote in another.
“I live for the trans girls but the trans sh*t is a non issue,” she said in another. “Just gay boys on hormones using male aggression to force their ways into women’s spaces.”
Banks’ statements were quickly condemned by The National Black Justice Coalition – a group that promotes LGBTQ rights and acceptance within the African-American community.
Executive director David Johns said in a statement:
“Azealia Banks’ latest transphobic tirade is yet another example of why she should be suspended from Instagram. Her attacks on trans people, while sadly predictable, contribute to the disproportionate violence that trans people face in the United States and around the world. With at least seven of our trans siblings having already been murdered in the U.S. this year alone, we are on track for 2021 to be the most deadly year for transgender people on record. Violence against trans people is a national crisis — and Azealia Banks’ vitriolic remarks only make this growing crisis worse.”
“Instagram needs to step up and stop Banks from using her platform to spread hate and transphobia,” Johns concluded.
This is not the first time Azalea has gone on such a rant. So why is she still a thing. Why can’t cancel culture end her hate speeches once and for all?
(via Queerty; photo: MediaPunch)