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Savage X Fenty Model, who sings about being a transgender, responds to controversy



In her first comments on the controversy, Savage X Fenty model Carissa Pinkston told Buzzfeed News, "I feel sort of like a trans person – in high school I was really bullied."

Posted on July 30, 2019 at 14:54 PM ET




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Carissa Pinkston (second from left) takes a selfie alongside Rihanna during the global launch of Savage X Fenty in May.

The 20-year-old model that became the face of the Savage X Fenty brand – and who admitted recently lied that she was transgendered to her Covering up trans comments – said Buzzfeed News, she now assumes "full responsibility for what [she] said" Her initial comments on the controversy, Carissa Pinkston, gave Buzzfeed News to understand: "In a sense, I definitely feel like a trans person – in high school I was really bullied. "

"I remember being in school and being small" I grab handkerchiefs and try to put them in my shirt ", she claimed in a telephone interview Pinkston demanded the payment of an interview at first BuzzFeed News declined

Pinkston did not say if she identified herself as a transgender, and in response to her confession over the weekend, she said to BuzzFeed News, "I take full responsibility for that, what I said. "

The initial lie, then the obvious justification for the lie, all published earlier this year when a high school girlfriend named Cecelia Jinks on her personal Facebook page Anti -Trans comments from Pinkston suggesting that transgender women are not women.

Jinks told Buzzfeed News she was with Pin Kston made friends and shared friends with her when they visited the school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She said she found the Facebook comments anti-trans and "extremely disappointing".

But when she saw her old classmate last week in a Instagram post that was now deleted mistakenly considered a transgender, she said I had the feeling that she had to say something and started @ To tweet SavageXFenty .

"I made two inquiries with all my friends they knew for years, and when I was finally 100% sure they were lying I was horrified," Jinks said. Pinkston denies knowing or even being friends with Jinks.

Jinks added, "I was not only appalled that she lied about something that was so sensitive to so many people, but that she did so to cover up her mistake of covering up transphobic posts in social media make. "

Other models have engaged in social media.

Imagine being a model that has been exposed in the past as a furious transphobia / extreme transphobia shit, and then lying to be an online transgender to get a clue to the salvation of your career. ..? I know this person irl and she is so CISGENDER? Y'ALL I -?


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Pinkston denied, however, that she lied to be a transgender to "cover up" her initial Facebook comments.

"It was never to avoid a backlash, but I was panicking," Pinkston said. "And I know what it's like to be bullied and selected to be different, and I wanted to fit into a community, especially at that moment I did not know what to do."

When she was asked if she did "The only reason I lied was the murder threat, and I was scared, so I thought they would only accept me if I said I was a transsexual . "

I've experienced what a transgender person is going through.

When asked how borrowing an identity causes so much trouble and pain online the model and the influencer said while she understood that she still feels misunderstood by others, she also said her agency has plunged her into the fallout.

"I understand that completely, but people do not know the whole story," she said, "Everyone said my original commentary is trans-phobic, but you can not expect everyone to be anything knows about a culture or movement if he has never taken the time to fully inform himself.

"I'm definitely not transphobic," she said.

Jinks, who said Pinkston blocked her on all social networks, wants her old friend to realize she's mocking a community of people who are already outlawed.

"I am deeply disappointed. She would use her platform of thousands of followers to ridicule and illegitimate a whole community of people," she said.

"I can relate to trans people, be marginalized, be African American and belong to an oppressed group," she told Buzzfeed News: "I have nothing against transsexuals, I wanted to say my opinion."
[19659008] Savage X Fenty has not responded to multiple requests for comments.


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