TikToker Dylan Mulvaney Calls Out Troll for Mocking Her Trans Identity

TikToker and trans activist, Dylan Mulvaney is clapping back at online trolls who criticized her transition journey on TikTok: "You don't get to mock my identity."

By Alexandra Bellusci Sep 14, 2022 11:58 PMTags
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Dylan Mulvaney is not letting anyone knock her down.

Mulvaney posted a TikTok video on Sept. 13, speaking out on how she feels about negative comments surrounding her transition journey. Responding to a troll account that has made numerous videos mocking her, the Tik Tok star gave a powerful response.

"I've seen your videos for weeks, if not months now," Mulvaney said. "I didn't have time to respond to those because I've been really busy auditioning for movies and I just walked in New York Fashion Week as a model, so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner."

The activist continued, "You're doing all those things to mock me. And more specifically you hate trans people. You can make fun of my voice or my outfit or my personality all you want, but you don't get to mock my identity." 

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Mulvaney shared some advice for the person behind the cruel videos. "I am here to support you in any way I can and that's why I wanted to give you some advice for this career path of you being a comedian," she said. "The fact that all of your comedy is the lowest form of comedy in my opinion, that's not going to last for very long… It's gotten old already."

She added, "I find it so wild that you think all I see in girlhood is wearing dresses and makeup and hair, because that is not what I'm doing here."

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Mulvaney let the user know that their words can have serious consequences. "I am happy, but if you had made this video when I was depressed or god forbid suicidal, that could be really F-ed up and that could be on you," she said. "I can't have you making these videos about other trans people. I think you should find something else to put your energy into that can be enjoyed by more people than just transphobic people." 

She concluded the video letting the viewer know that she doesn't hold any ill will and would love to see them "use their time in a more productive way."

The 25-year-old has chronicled her transition journey online for her 7.6 million followers.

During a June 2022 interview with E! News, Mulvaney reflected on her journey thus far. "I think the coolest part has been seeing people feel inspired to be themselves and getting these messages of hope, acceptance and support," she shared. "As overwhelming as this whole experience has been, and as exhausting as it's been, I do feel very much energized by my followers and by all the love."

If you or someone you know needs help, call 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also call the network, previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.