Damon Wayans Jr. is the EP of a potentially historic, new CW show centered on a gender nonconforming character.
Out reports the actor-comedian has a history of homophobic and anti-trans behavior on social media.
He called a Twitter user a “tranny bitch” in 2010.
Months later, he tweeted “being on the road during the day sucks tranny balls!”
A search of his account for other anti-LGBTQ+ slurs resulted in uses of words like “fags” and excessive use of “no homo.”
The tweets are from 2010 and 2011, with a 2016 message referencing a fellow comedian’s “tranny getting shot bit.”
The tweets were deleted after Out contacted Wayans’ representatives for comment.
Wayans said in a statement to Out :
“When I was a young comic trying to find my voice, I made some immature and hurtful tweets that I deeply regret at the expense of the LGBTQ community. When I tweeted those comments, almost 10 years ago, I was unaware of the emotional impact they could have.
I am not excusing that behavior but that is not who I am today. Society evolved and so have I and it is something I will continue to do both personally and professionally. Continued learning, acceptance and thoughtful words are all important actions that will help make society a kinder and safer place for all people. You know better, you do better.
I am very proud of the work we are doing at Two Shakes entertainment. The company was founded with the mission of working with diverse voices, both in front and behind the camera. When GLAMOROUS was pitched to us I thought it was brilliant, heartwarming and important. We will continue to be committed to pursuing protagonists who don’t traditionally get to be at the center of a show and bringing their stories to the screen.”source