Azealia Banks goes on transphobic rant, says she's Jewish if trans girls are women: 'You're just hot gay boys'
Banks said, 'I live for the trans girls but the trans shit is really a non issue. Just gay boys on hormones using male aggression to force their ways into women’s spaces'
Rapper Azealia Banks made headlines for all the wrong reasons yet again after she allegedly went on a transphobic rant on Monday, February 22. Banks snapped out at social media users on Instagram after she was slammed for claiming that she had become Jewish just because she was engaged to a Jew. “I just got engaged kunts. I’m crying,” Banks wrote.
“I’m Jewish now. MAZEL TOV BITCHES! WE IN HERE.... YERRRRRRR” she had captioned a photo of her hand with a gold ring featuring a menorah. While many of her fans congratulated her, some pointed out that one cannot convert into Judaism through marriage alone. There’s a process for converting to the religion.
“If you haven’t gone through the process to actually convert u have no right to wear that ring,” one user wrote adding, “Wearing a ring, making traditional food, and marrying a Jewish man does NOT make you Jewish. Only conversion does.”
Instead of walking back on her words, Banks doubled down, responding to the user: “Sounds like someone’s jealous.” As a result, negative comments continued. “I have a menorah engagement ring and now I’m Jewish,” one user commented sarcastically. Another wrote, "Idk how no one mentiones how disrespectful this is here in the comments. My religion is not your jewelry."
That was when Banks started building her defense by allegedly belittling the transgender community. “Well I try to tell the transgirls that getting castrated doesn’t automatically make them a female," Banks wrote.
"But if society can do mental gymnastics to lie and tell them that an eggless person who still produces semen is a woman and let them rock, you are all going bend the rules to accept this newly black Jewish coochie." Her comment soon got the attention of more than 500 people by Monday, February 22, evening.
CW: Transphobia, Antisemitism— borscht belt barbie (@schxleo) February 22, 2021
Someone pointed out to Azealia Banks she needs to convert to Judaism to be Jewish and she responded with a transphobic rant like wtf just say you don’t understand Jewish culture and move on pic.twitter.com/fMPkwTq3sa
She did not stop there and reportedly continued to spew more hateful comments toward the trans community in the conversation that followed. “Because why can you chop ur cock and say ur a girl but I can’t catch the Jewish nut and be Jewish?" Banks wrote. "Stop trying to exclude black people from everything."
Soon people started accusing Banks of being transphobic and questioned why she brought up the transgender community at all. “Why are you bring up trans women into something that has nothing to do with the topic of Judaism???? Just say ur transphobic,” one user wrote.
“No you girls are just hot gay boys with beat faces and plastic surgery," Banks said. "I live for the trans girls but the trans shit is really a non issue. Just gay boys on hormones using male aggression to force their ways into women’s spaces.”
People expressed their frustration with Banks' transphobia. "Imagine justifying not understanding how converting to judaism works by double down on transphobia. And you complain about everyone else’s leaps of logic," one user wrote while another said, "Wow, Azealia. This should be one of the happiest times in your life and here you are still spreading hate. Maybe there really is no hope for you."
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