Cardi B came under fire recently after an Ed Edd n Eddy meme with transphobic undertones was posted to her Facebook account on Sunday. “I hope nobody see this t****y leave my house,” read the caption, which included a transphobic slur. 

According to Billboard, two prominent trans women in television decided to join the crowd enlightening Cardi B as to just why the meme isn't just unfunny, but is an extremely serious matter. 

“I am a huge advocate for free speech, but as long as its socially acceptable to make jokes about trans people, to make and share memes disparaging and demeaning trans folks, trans folks will continue to be murdered and denied civil rights," Cox tweeted on Sunday. 



The Orange Is The New Black actress also linked to an ACLU blog post reporting the number of murders involving transgender and non-binary people have reached record highs in recent years. As Blavity recently reported, 20 trans people have been murdered so far this year.

Pose actress Angelica Ross also brought up a good point, noting that these "jokes" aren't jokes, but statements that stem from a very real hatred and bigotry people have against the trans community.



Cardi B took to Twitter and claimed the post was uploaded by a former team member. The rapper said she hasn't had personal access to the account for some time.



Following Cardi's statement, Ross acknowledged her effort, and reiterated the importance of following up as a true ally by taking action. 



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