• Re: Sports Illustrated faces backlash for transgender pop star Kim Petr

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    On 03 Oct 2021, Rich Keebler <bob7ssduncan@gmail.com> posted some news:sjd1h0$oen$4@news.dns-netz.com:

    Stop with the faggots.

    She’s a sultry cover girl, but some are telling her to cover up.

    Pop singer Kim Petras graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
    Issue — the second transgender woman to do so.

    The publication is facing backlash from conservatives, who are calling for
    a boycott of the mag.

    But many people clapped right back at anti-transgender remarks.

    Petras’ cover is one of four for this year’s Swimsuit Issue, alongside
    Megan Fox, Brooks Nader and Martha Stewart.

    She opened up to the sports bible about the “pressure” she feels from
    being an icon in the LGBTQ+ community.

    “It’s definitely a scary time to be transgender in America, but there’s
    also so much more representation than there’s ever been, and there’s so
    many things on the bright side,” Petras, 30, told SI in her cover
    interview amid an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ legislation popping up across
    the country.

    “I do feel a pressure sometimes to represent the trans community with everything I do,” the Grammy winner admitted. “Because I feel very blessed
    that I am at this point where I have all these amazing opportunities that
    I’ve worked really hard for, and feel so happy when I hear from trans
    people in general that they’re inspired by me.”

    Despite marking a win for the LGBTQ community, it sparked outrage from conservatives who were quick to compare the trans-inclusive cover to the widespread backlash Bud Light received after teaming up with transgender
    social media star Dylan Mulvaney.

    <https://nypost.com/2023/05/16/sports-illustrated-faces-backlash-for- transgender-pop-star-kim-petras-swimsuit-cover/>

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