Laverne Cox called ‘satan’ for teaming up with Beyoncé for gorgeous Ivy Park campaign
Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has teamed up with Beyoncé for a special Ivy Park campaign – and transphobic trolls aren’t happy.
Cox met Beyoncé at the Grammys this year and said she never thought she ever would.
She told People: “I was like, ‘I love you,’ and she’s like, ‘I know you do . . . I love you, too.’ And she’s like ‘Your Lip Sync Battle was amazing,’—she had seen I did Destiny’s Child.”
Cox announced the collaboration on Twitter earlier this month and Beyoncé shared images from the diverse campaign featuring Cox on Facebook today.
But while most congratulated the actor for appearing in the campaign, some had some less than kind words.
One user wrote: “Satan is the great deceiver who can alter his appearance to manipulate others!”
Another added: “Has anybody ever thought of Transgender being disease of the mind.
“God made you perfect when he created you in your mothers womb. You didn’t have to change a thing about yourself.”
But despite a number of trolls commenting on the pictures, many were positive and sent messages of love to Cox.
Others defended her against nasty comments.
One responded to the Satan comment, saying: “And you’re a great d*ckhole.”
Cox earlier this month spoke to Access Hollywood Live’s Kit Hoover about her nomination this year for an Emmy, as well as the Beyoncé collaboration.
“How did this come about?” Hoover asked Cox.
“So, I have no idea, to be perfectly honest,” Cox responded.
“I’m like, ‘Does she pick out, like, her biggest fans ever and let them work with her?”
Cox did offer some advice to anyone lucky enough to meet Queen Bey.
She said to act calm and serene, and don’t show that you are nervous.
“I felt a sense of calm come over me,” Cox told Hoover of the meeting.
In February, Beyonce broke a silence on social media to call out the Trump administration on its revoking of previous guidelines protecting trans students’ bathroom rights.
Taking to her Facebook page which sports nearly 65 million followers, Bey linked to the US-based LGBT+ advocacy schools group GLSEN.
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“LGBTQ students need to know we support them,” she wrote, adding: “Share your support to protect trans youth.”
Laverne Cox recently spoke about the importance of transgender representation in the mainstream media.
The actor, who is best known for playing Sophia in Orange is the New Black stressed that an increase of trans representation would help to combat transphobic attitudes.
She previously opened up about surviving an abusive relationship.