Dylan Mulvaney has slammed trolls for misgendering her and calling her a ‘man’.
The transgender influencer appeared on comedian Chelsea Handler’s podcast Dear Chelsea and opened up about the barrage of hate she received after her campaign with Bud Light.
The actor said many have misgendered in the wake of her partnership with the beverage company, which has affected her mental health.
“That’s what I think a lot of these haters don’t realize is that the mental effects of misgendering in the media it breaks my heart because you know there are people calling me a man and I don’t right now I feel like I’m not even processing any of it,” she told Handler.
“I’m so scared to do that deep dive and to know what the effects are and I’ll say these haters they really wore me down for a second.
“Dysphoria truly it feels like a darkness that kind of washes over you and it is those moments of being misgendered…that made me so sad.”
Mulvaney added how she’s even seen Handler receive similar hate.
“But then they came for you Chels and I thought oh my god this is my favorite woman in the entire world and the same people that are coming for me are coming for her,” she said.
The podcast host responded: “I was saying this to you a little bit before we started, but you know the haters it’s just like you have a big pile of stuff there’s always going to be some negative stuff you know you have to learn how to focus on the positive and all the people that you’re impacting and eventually it just rolls right off your back.”
Bud Light’s partnership with Mulvaney resulted in many boycotting the beer, with videos of people dumping cans and bottles of the beverage in trash bins and down sinks.
The online criticism and hate led Mulvaney to go ‘offline’ for a couple of weeks, as she revealed in a TikTok video: “A lot has been said about me – some of which is so far from my truth that I was hearing my name and I didn’t even know who they were talking about.”
She added: “But I’ve always tried to love everyone, even the people that make it really, really hard.
“And I think it’s OK to be frustrated with someone or confused, but what I’m struggling to understand is the need to dehumanize and to be cruel.”
Mulvaney said she felt nervous her fans would start believing the hateful things said about her; however, she decided to ‘trust’ that those who know her ‘won’t listen to that noise’.
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