A model who has recently admitted that she lied about being a transgender after submitting anti-trans comments on the internet says she is now taking "full responsibility" for her actions controversy over statements she made shared on Facebook and suggest that transgender women are not women.
"Being transgender does NOT make you a woman. It just makes you transgender, "wrote Pinkston, who is modeled for Marc Jacobs and Rihanna's Savage x Fenty, in May.
"That is how they want to be perceived. In a biological context, there are women and men. This is the world in 2019. "
After she was ridiculed and subsequently fired from her agency, Pinkston went back into social media to explain that her comments stemmed from her own" inward insecurities "as a transgender.
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"I was not ready to talk about it yet, but today I have been released and have since been forced to receive hate mail and death threats to tell the truth say. I'm transgender, "wrote Pinkston.
" I passed away at a very young age and have lived my life as a woman ever since, it was very hard to keep that secret, but what I said about Trans-Women is one direct reflection of my inner insecurity, and since then I've realized that I'm a woman … WE ARE ALL! "
Aaron Philips, a transgender model who knows Pinkston, later went to Twitter to tell her the lie Days later, Pinkston made another statement confessing that it was actually a lie.
"I apologize for any transphobic comment I've ever made to the trans-community have. I panicked and thought if I came out as a trans, I could somehow improve things for myself, but it seems I just made things worse, "she said.
" I'm really sorry , I'm only 20 and I'm human. I make mistakes, but I do not let myself be defined. I hope you all can forgive me and keep going because I am so much more than this incident and not a coward.
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, released on Tuesday, Pinkston stated, "I definitely feel kind of like a trans person," because she was bullied in high school.
Pinkston denied, however, that she lied about being transgendered to "cover up" her initial comments.
"It never was to avoid a backlash, but I panicked," 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."
Since then she has cleared her excuses online reported the outlet.