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‘It is often the last word someone hears before they are brutally attacked or even murdered, similar to the anti-gay F-slur, the T-slur is commonly used to humiliate and degrade transgender individuals.
‘Murders and attacks are commonplace in this community and safe environments are paramount. I now understand how insulting it was to see a clip of me and @mothecomedian laughing at a story which I should have known better than to tell and casually, thoughtlessly using a word that is a dehumanising, dangerous slur to so many.
‘Today I have learnt something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I hope by using my platform to apologise I can also start the conversation and others may benefit from being educated by braver souls than myself.
‘I know that with a platform of my size, I have a responsibility to host the voices of many, over the coming weeks and beyond, I will be lending my platforms to voices in the community and I look forward to continuing my education on these issues.’
She then shared a list of organisations her followers can turn to, before concluding: ‘I do believe personal development never ends but we have to make a commitment to change and I will be taking some time to continue to grow.
Story: During her interview with The Masked Singer’s Mo Gilligan, the singer told a story about taking a ‘bad man’ friend to a ‘tranny strip club’ and how she found his discomfort amusing
Avalanche: The star’s casual use of the slur was met with an avalanche of criticism on Twitter
‘Thank you for taking the time to listen to me, and thank you again @danistjames. Love Jess.’
Over the weekend, a clip of the podcast – which has been taken down since it was uploaded on Friday – was widely circulated and condemned on Twitter, with some even calling for Jess to be dropped as the voice of airline Jet2.
She told Mo, 33: ‘This is probably the funniest bit. We got to the end of our trail, whatever. It was like a tranny like strip club thing.
‘He’s this bad man like, “What is this?” There was just men dressed as… he was stood in the corner like, “Oh my days.”‘
Lucia Blayke, founder of London Trans+ Pride and east London’s Harpies strip club led the chorus of outrage, tweeting: ‘As the owner of a “tranny strip club.” I’d ask Jess Glynne not to use slurs to describe us or call us “men in wigs.”‘
Lucia concluded of Jess, who has spoken of her own bisexuality: ‘Infact just leave us out of your funny anecdotes, we are not a laughing stock, we are human beings.’