Cardi B addressed the transphobic post on her Facebook page Sunday.
Cardi B denied they posted a transphobic meme on its official Facebook page, and placed the blame on a former member of the team.
“It’s come to my attention that there are offensive messages in what used to be my Facebook page,” Cardi B tweeted on Sunday. “For the past year and a half, a FORMER member of the team is the only one with access to my account.”
Fans took offense earlier in the day after a meme of a man in cartoon form walking through a door was placed on Cardi B’s Facebook page with the caption: “I hope no one see this tr—y leave my house,” Billboard reported.
The post also caught actress Laverne Cox’s attention.
“I’m a big advocate of freedom of speech, but as long as its socially acceptable to make jokes about trans people, to create and share memes disparaging and degrading trans people, trans people will continue to be killed &denied civil rights. #TransIsBeautiful #transrightsarehumanrights,” Cox tweeted.
The post was taken shortly after the singer posted her tweet.
Cardi B has previously been criticized for the use of transphobic language. She said in January during a Twitter live stream that they don’t realize “tr—y” was an offensive word.
“If I didn’t know that was a word that you can’t use, especially since my trans friends use it, and growing up, my parents never told me that that’s a bad word,” Cardi B said. “You know, there is bad words that your parents teach you that you are not supposed to say. No one taught us that. No one taught us that in our school.”
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