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Azealia Banks’ Twitter account zapped after vicious attacks on transgender people

Azealia Banks performs at Matadero de Madrid on June 22, 2012
Azealia Banks performs at Matadero de Madrid on June 22, 2012Photo: Shutterstock

Azealia Banks’ Twitter account has been suspended. Again.

The singer, who identifies as bisexual, is known for continually launching homophobic and transphobic tirades on the social media platform. Her offensive broadsides have caused her to be booted before.

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This time, Banks started out voicing support for farm subsidies as rural America struggles with COVID-related issues. Somehow, that morphed into a tirade about transgender women she seems to believe are taking the subsidies for “cosmetic” surgery.

Needless to say, there are no COVID funds being used to support transgender healthcare.

“You hoes want free healthcare to pay for breast implants under the guise of body dysmorphia but a cis gender woman can’t make the arguement (sic) that she’s uncomfortable with the size of her breasts/face and ALSO get free luxury plastic surgery procedures?” she tweeted.

“CANCEL ALL THESE DUMBASS LUXURY TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE ‘RIGHTS’ AND REDIRECT THE CASTRATION FUNDS TO THE LATINO FARMERS WORKING TO ACTUALLY FEED ANY OF US THROUGH THIS CRISIS,” she continued in another all-caps tweet.

“THEY DESERVE ACCESS TO THE TRUMP COVID TREATMENTS MORE THAN ANY OF YOU ASSHOLES *NEED* TO CHOP YOUR COCKS OFF AND GET BREAST IMPLANTS AND HORMONES. THIS IS BULLSHIT.”

When the blowback inevitably started, Banks continued to defend her offensive position, responding to one user who suggested ignoring and reporting Banks’ account.

“I AM NOT SCARED OF YOU FUCKING SEX ADDICTED WEIRDOS USING YOUR SEXUALITY AS POLITICAL AGENDA ALL THE TIME ITS FUCKING BORING,” she responded.

In 2016, Banks was booted from the social media site after calling singer Zayn Malik a “faggot” and used a racial slur to describe him. She promised to stop using the term after her account was reinstated, but promptly started calling him transgender on Instagram instead. Malik is neither gay nor transgender, but is an ally to the community.

She apologized for that too, blaming it on “PMS.”

 

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