A popular 15-year-old transgender activist was told she “might as well kill yourself” during a radio phone-in that went awry.
Jazz Jennings, a transgender teen and the star of reality series I Am Jazz, had been taking part in a radio phone-in that was filmed for the TLC series.
In the clip, which aired this week, the call-in is going well until ‘Alex’ phoned up.
He said: “I’m just trying to wrap my head around this… how do you even approach dating?”
“Honestly you may as well kill yourself back where I’m from.
“Trying to date in school in your condition… even if you could find some [swear word] – you have a penis right?
“So, what happens on the third date?”
However, the 15-year-old didn’t let the ignorant caller get her down.
“They are ignorant, uneducated, and they don’t know the situation. And I know that one day I will find someone out there who does accept me for who I am and who does realize that I’m beautiful no matter what.
“It doesn’t matter what’s between my legs, it’s what’s between my ears and what’s in my chest, my heart and I wish everyone could understand that, including yourself.”