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Munroe Bergdorf Hits Back At ‘Doctor Who’ Writer Gareth Roberts After ‘Trannies’ Tweets

'How about you focus on yourself hun?'

19/09/2017 08:44 BST
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Munroe Bergdorf has slammed ‘Doctor Who’ writer Gareth Roberts, who hit headlines earlier this month after posting a series of offensive tweets about “trannies”.

Munroe, who is a transgender model and activist, took to her Instagram stories to slam the screenwriter.

Sharing a print screen of a news story about his comments, she added the words, ‘How about you focus on yourself hun?’, over the top.

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Munroe then shared three more posts, the first of which read: “People always got shit to say about trans folk. Unless your own house in order. Shut TF up.” 

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“Excuse me for not choosing “Bev” as a name. Do I look like a Bev?” she continued. “Munroe was my nickname before I transitioned. My real name is Eva. These angry cis white men always got something to say…” 

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Finally, Munroe posted a screenshot of a message from a pal:

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In tweets that have since been deleted, Gareth posted earlier this month: “I [love] how trannies choose names like Munroe, Paris and Chelsea” he wrote. “It’s never Julie or Bev is it?

“It’s almost like a clueless gayboy’s idea of a glamorous lady. But of course it’s definitely not that.”

When the backlash began, he then wrote: “Oh god it’s the rainbow cult. Bye!”

Munroe was thrust into the limelight back in August when she became the first transgender model to star in a L’Oréal campaign.

However, she was then dropped by the beauty brand after speaking out about institutionalised racism and in the weeks that have followed, everyone from Cheryl Tweedy’s publicist to Piers Morgan has weighed in on the controversy.

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