Following Lil Duval's violent and transphobic comments on The Breakfast Club, and recent guest on the show Janet Mock's response, Charlamagne Tha God has issued a statement condemning violence against trans women.
"We don't condone those kind of hate crimes at all," Charlamagne said in the statement. "Not even a little bit. And one thing...another thing I learned this week is that fifteen transgender women have been murdered in 2017 and thirteen of them have been women of color, that number could be higher, but I do know the majority of them have been women of color."
Like I think one, a transgender woman got killed this week in Atlanta, if I'm not mistaken, so, you know, her name was TeeTee Dangerfield actually, so rest in peace to her, so, The Breakfast Club will continue to do what it always does and that provides a platform for the voiceless."
After Duval's comments on the show, protesters showed up to Charlamagne's speaking engagement in Pasadena, California on July 30, chanting, "We are not a joke! Trans people are not a joke!"
A representative for Charlamagne Tha God was not immediately available for comment.