Amazon’s new series Jack Ryan debuted this weekend, and it has already garnered criticism for using a trans slur.
In the third episode, a character is asking a coworker how he got a black eye. He doesn’t want to explain it, so she quips: “Did you accidentally pick up another tranny on Fremont Street?”
— Eliel Cruz (@elielcruz) September 1, 2018
“As two trans women were murdered in the last 24 hours,” tweeted the Anti-Violence Project’s Eliel Cruz. “Yeah fuck y’alls premiere event.”
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“While the reality is that cisgender people use trans slurs and pick up violence affects trans women, Jack Ryan had an opportunity to confront this reality with a teachable moment,” Cruz said.
“Instead, writers decided to affirm the idea that there is something shameful about cisgender men being with a trans woman or that trans women are actually men.”