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Trans actress Indya Moore called a ‘pussy’ by comedian D.L. Hughley

Trans actress Indya Moore called a ‘pussy’ by comedian D.L. Hughley

Actress Indya Moore

Indya Moore, one of the transgender actresses on the hit show Pose, was harassed on Twitter by comedian D.L. Hughley. Hughley referred to Moore as a ‘pussy.’

What happened?

It all started when Moore called out comedian Kevin Hart for his homophobic jokes upon the announcement that he would be hosting the 2019 Oscars.

Being a trans woman, standing up for LGBTI rights is an important cause to Moore.

Hart was quick to respond via Instagram. However, he stopped short of officially apologizing. Then, he stepped down as the Oscars host.

Post-Kevin Hart

Still, this wasn’t enough. Many people were quick to defend Hart, including Nick Cannon. Moore showed no signs of ending this conversation, though.

Moore pointed out the homophobia and transphobia specifically perpetuated by the black community, and how it harms the most vulnerable.

D.L. Hughley

But none of these valid and important points stopped comedians like D.L. Hughley.

‘I think jokes are jokes and no one is above them nothing more nothing less,’ Hughley tweeted at Moore.

‘The psychological impact of a JOKE is detrimental not only to the mental health of the individual who is the comedic subject but also their physical safety,’ Moore responded. ‘Comedy is a excruciatingly poor justification for being a biggot [sic].’

‘I make a living doing what love, put kids through college, paid for my homes, and travel the world, and still don’t give a shit what a pussy like u thinks,’ Hughley retorted.

Indya Moore’s strength

Even this verbal harassment didn’t stop Moore from standing up for her community.

Moore’s resilience in the face of hatred and bigotry did not go unnoticed. Many on Twitter thanked Moore for her outspokenness on these issues.

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