Travis Scott accused of ‘transphopia’ after cutting Transgender Icon from album art
Travis Scott — rapper and father of Kylie Jenner’s baby — has caused controversy with his new album even before it came out.
Scott posted on Tuesday the album cover for “Astroworld,” shot by celebrity photographer David LaChapelle and depicting an X-rated amusement park with edgy half-naked models.
Later, Amanda Lepore, transgender icon, posted the same pic — but with her in it.
“It was great being part of [LaChapelle’s] incredible photograph of [Scott’s] album cover but I’m curious why I’m not on the picture [Scott] posted.”
LaChapelle muse Lepore was in the original version of the album cover image, bending over suggestively in a garter belt. But in the finished photo, she’s been cut out, while the other models made the cut.
That sparked social-media accusations of “transphobia” from Lepore fans, including “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Aquaria — who posted after the controversy blew up: “u can tell exactly the mindset and beliefs of (presumably) travis and (specifically) his fans by the repulsive remarks they share about a very valid complaint about the artwork regardless of who’s complaining. Grab a towel. Your phobias are showing.”
Jenner’s father is trans celeb Caitlyn Jenner.