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Angela Ponce, the first trans woman in Miss Universe, responded to Lupita Jones’s attacks: “Do you ever stop making a fool of yourself?”

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This week, Lupita jones once again detonated the fury of users in social networks, after issuing some transphobic statements very controversial.

In an interview with the television show The minute my destiny changed, hosted by journalist Gustavo Adolfo Infante, the director of Mexicana Universal was against the participation of transgender women in beauty pageants as Miss Universe.

“What happens is that there are contests for them. There are contests for transgender people, for transvestites. […] They do manage through these surgeries to generate a body very similar to that of a woman, but it is a transgender woman. There are spaces for everyone, is what I think. It is not about discriminating. Everyone has their place. The characteristics are very different “, the businesswoman pointed out.

Lupita Jones’s unfortunate words made Ángela Ponce, who represented Spain in Miss Universe 2018 , and made history by becoming the first transgender woman to compete in the pageant.

Through her Instagram stories, the Sevillian model shared fragments of the controversial interview, and He responded sharply to Lupita Jones in a text that went viral.

“@LUPJONES, are you ever going to stop making a fool of yourself? If you like to talk about the subject so much, read, inquire, find out, grow as a person and then if you don’t drop your face with shame seeing the “opinions” you gave, then you think with the property that knowledge gives you, “he began Ponce.

In his writing, he also opined that the director of Mexicana Universal is not suitable to hold that position, and recalled that on numerous occasions, she has criticized and discriminated against her beauty queens, such as Sofía Aragón, Cynthia de la Vega, or Denisse Franco .

“You work for a contest that is too big for you because your values ​​don’t represent it at all. You give your opinion publicly, because when people call you transphobic publicly -that you are-, or on social networks, don’t cry or come out with absurd statements “.

“You discriminate, you disrespect people with your opinions, you disqualify your own queens. Anyway … What can we expect from you? Will you ever have a positive opinion about something? ”, Concluded the Miss.

After publishing her text, Angela Ponce also wanted to record a video in which she continued to speak about the controversial interview. And in the clips, which he broadcast on his Instagram stories, he again lashed out at Jones for his transphobic attitude.

“It is not that I am trying to impose my opinion on people. It’s just that I want to be respected. Why that it is disrespectful how he addressed the entire trans community. And well, specifically me, because the reference photos were mine and that I know of the only trans woman who has been to Miss Universe was me. So, let me give you some advice and that is if you don’t advance with the world you become extinct ”.

The presenter, Gustavo Adolfo Infante, was in favor of Lupita Jones's position (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

In addition, Ponce also criticized the driver, Gustavo Adolfo Infante, for having made a stupid question.

“It seems that there are people who are many centuries behind, We are in the 21st century, and there are already plenty of things, especially on television, such as absurd questions […] To this day no one asks on television ‘what do you think about black slavery?’, Because it is a racist question. It doesn’t hit, it’s embarrassing. To this day, no one asks’ what do you think about women being able to vote ?, because it is sexist, and it is also shameful, ”the Andalusian model began.

“So, ask questions about what you think about a trans woman being in a beauty contest, about a trans woman having a job, about a trans woman having surgery, because we remember that we are women, not transvestites, it is also just as absurd ”, He added.

Finally, the model expressed that she is tired of the constant attacks, and that her patience has already run out.

“If you look for me, you find me, and that’s what you wanted, to find me. Well, here you have me “he told Lupita Jones.

Ángela Ponce, in a photo taken on December 17, 2018, the day she represented Spain in Miss Universe in the city of Bangkok, Thailand (Forum: REUTERS / Athit Perawongmetha)

After the strong uproar that arose in social networks, many Mexicans wrote to Angela Ponce to show their support and clarify that the opinion of one person does not represent, much less, an entire country. Moved by the love she received, the top-model wanted to dedicate a few words to her followers in Aztec land.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have been many, giving me affection and telling me that the opinion of one person does not represent a country, because above all you have been from Mexico.”

“And of course not, I have a lot of affection, to all the people who follow me from Mexico. I really want to be able to go very soon ”, he added.


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