Update 9-10-2017, The company Blue Tree has ceased production of the Tr*** Love Doll. Items sold are by individual sellers that are allowed to sell transphobic material by Amazon.
Hip hop artist, rapper and advocate Nicki Andro¹ first brought the attention of an outrageously offensive item being sold on Amazon by a the company BlueTree Shop². TMP has tried to reach out to the company but was left with a voice message that they are closed until Tuesday due to whether.
There’s many reasons why this is offensive to the trans community. The term, Tranny, originally slang within the community, has been extremely tarnished due to it being adopted by the sex industry, and has since become viewed as degrading by the majority of trans community.
What’s worse than the name is the actual item, a sex doll. It reinforces to young men that it’s ok to sexually objectify transgender women, which is also a leading cause in the constant murders of trans women of color.
Activist Latisha McDaniel has also reached out to the company, and told the company no longer produces this item.³ A degrading item, among many the company has produced including ‘the mini-midget sex doll’ and “the Loving Lamb love doll’. It’s obvious the intent when looking at the other similar products made of it’s views of the bodies of transgender women.
Many are asking Amazon to remove the offensive item.
- Nicki Andro is a South Florida rapper, activist and music producer.
- Blue Tree is a novelty company at1283 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128 (212) 369-2583
- Transphobic Doll on Amazon