Stand-up comedian Lil Duval isn’t backing down on radio show comments he made about killing transgender women, even as his offensive remarks face intense backlash.
The “Guy Code” star defended himself to TMZ after drawing criticism for an appearance on popular radio show The Breakfast Club Friday, in which he said he would kill a transgender woman if they were dating and she waited too long to reveal she was transgender.
“I said that because (the hosts) were saying, taking away someone’s power of choice, and that’s what you did,” Duval told the gossip site Monday. “When you take away somebody’s power of choice, it should be criminal … I don’t got no problem with transgender, I ain’t got no problem with gay people. I got a problem with somebody trying to take something from me … That’s psychological damage.”
During Duval’s appearance on the New York-based show Friday morning, host Charlamagne Tha God asked him how he felt about Trump’s proposal to ban transgender soldiers from serving in the military.
“I’m just doing my thing,” he responded. “Shout out to all the trannies out there.”
Things escalated when Duval was later asked how he would react if, after dating a woman for four months, she revealed she was transgender.
“This might sound messed up and I don’t care, but, she dying,” he said. “I can’t deal with that. I can’t do that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing…In my mind, I’m gay now!”
Charlamagne attempted to get Duval to apologize for his comments, cutting in with, “That’s a hate crime,” but Duval continued to spew his hateful speech.