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Trans actress Laverne Cox blasts Gayle King for ‘born a boy’ comment
Aug05

Trans actress Laverne Cox blasts Gayle King for ‘born a boy’ comment

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:57

Oprah’s BFF Gayle King has come under fire for an off the cuff remark during a recent segment of CBS show, This Morning. King opened an interview segment with trans acrtress and Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox by introducing her as being born a boy.

'Let's let people know about you, Laverne, because you were born a boy, but…” said King, before Cox interjected to say she was assigned male at birth.

"I was assigned male at birth is the way I like to put it, because I think we're born who we are and the gender thing is something someone imposes on you. And so I was assigned male at birth but I always felt like I was a girl,” Cox explained.

King took the correction on board and continued the interview without further fuss

It is not the first time Cox has schooled interviewers. Earlier this year she gave Katie Couric a serve, saying it was rude to ask people about their genitalia.

Cox is currently in the running for an Emmy award for her role in Orange is The New Black.

 

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