On Dylan Mulvaney’s 9610th day of being a human, she returned to social media after being offline for a few weeks in the wake of the recent transphobic controversy surrounding her partnership with Bud Light.
“A lot has been said about me,” the popular trans influencer said in a recently posted TikTok video. “Some of which is so far from my truth that I was, like, hearing my name and I didn’t even know who they were talking about.”
After deciding to let the haters “tucker themselves out,” she remembered the people who supported her and addressed the remainder of the video to them. She said she was allowing herself time to process, sit with her emotions, and not share anything before she was ready.
She then detailed her upbringing, where she was considered “too feminine” or “over the top” and now, at 26, she’s being treated the same way by adults.
“What I’m struggling with most is that I grew up in a conservative family, and I’m extremely privileged because they still love me very much,” she continued. “I’ve always tried to love everyone, even the people that make it really, really hard.”
She said it’s okay to be frustrated or confused with people you may not understand, but she didn’t understand why people felt the need to dehumanize and be cruel to those who are different.
“Dehumanization has never fixed anything in history, ever,” she said.
She also feared that people would believe the things being said about her, but said she’s looking forward to getting back to making people laugh.
“Going forward, I want to share parts of myself on here that have nothing to do with my identity,” she said. “And to those of you who support me and choose to see my humanity, even if you don’t fully understand or relate to me — thank you.”
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