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B Scott denuncia a BET por prohibirle maquillarse en su gala de premios




Confirmado: B Scott denunciará a BET y Viacom por la humillación por la que le hicieron pasar en la última gala de los BET Awards.

Llevamos siguiendo el caso desde hace más de un mes: primero nos enteramos que no permitieron a B Scott llevar tacones a la gala de los BET Awards. Peor aún, le hicieron cambiarse allí mismo, porque venía con su ropa habitual: ropa de mujer acompañada de su estilo andrógino. BET se disculpó y aseguró que todo fue un malentendido, a la vez que aprovecharon para presumir de ser inclusivos. ¡Imagina cómo serían si fueran exclusivos!

Pues bien, para B Scott esto no es suficiente y ha decidido, unas semanas más tarde, denunciar a la cadena por discriminación en base a su identidad y orientación sexual.

La carta abierta de B Scott en la que lo confirma todo, que no te traducimos porque es larguísima, viene a decir que tras analizarlo todo se ha dado cuenta que hay que denunciar los casos de discriminación, y que no se corta en pedir una compensación económica por el tiempo perdido, la humillación y el daño emocional recibido:


I’m sure by now you’re aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred while I was serving as Style Stage Correspondent for the 2013 BET Awards Pre-Show. After sharing my open letter with the world I’ve received tons of support from family, friends and love muffins for which I’m truly grateful.

While I want nothing more than to put this incident behind me and move on with my life, I still wholeheartedly believe that I’m entitled to a true public apology. BET’s non-apology statement added more insult to injury. What happened to me was not a ‘miscommunication’ nor was it ‘unintentional’. It was wrong. I have been vehemently trying to come to a resolution with BET and Viacom behind the scenes. After a few weeks of back and forth dialogue with no foreseeable resolution, I have filed a lawsuit against BET and its parent company Viacom for discrimination on the basis of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Over the years my love muffins and strangers alike have questioned me about my gender identity. What IS B. Scott? As a society we’ve been conditioned to believe that a person has to be ‘exactly’ this or ‘exactly’ that. Biologically, I am male — as my sex was determined at birth by my reproductive organs.

However, my spirit truly lies somewhere in between. It is that same spirit that has allowed me to become so comfortable in my skin, choose how I express myself, and contributes to how I live my day-to-day life.

Transgender is the state of one’s gender identity (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both) not matching one’s assigned sex (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex).[source]

It is by that definition that I accept and welcome the ‘transgender’ label with open arms.
It is also by that definition that BET and Viacom willingly and wrongfully discriminated against my gender identity during the 2013 BET Awards Pre-Show.
Let’s be clear — I’m suing BET and Viacom for a true public apology and to be fairly remunerated for the time lost, humiliation and emotional distress this entire situation has put me through.


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