A model that previously worked for Marc Jacobs and Rihanna & # 39; s Fenty model line is confronted with a furious backlash because she falsely claims to be a transgender woman after coming under fire for posting transphobic comments on social media.
Carissa Pinkston, believed to be based in New York, first landed in the midst of a sensational controversy when she was summoned to post transphobic comments on her Facebook page, including statements that read: & # 39; Being Transgender you are not a woman. & # 39;
Then, in the wake of a horrific reaction from other social media users, Carissa – who published under the name Rissa Danielle – appeared as a transgender, in what is now revealed as a shocking lie that she did in an attempt to stop criticism from her previous posts.
Controversial: Model Carissa Pinkston was confronted with a reaction in May for writing a series of transphobic messages, forcing her to come out as a transgender
Play: multiple messages that Carissa shared on Facebook showed her that she made comments about being transgender
Feel the heat: after the piles were unveiled, Carissa was then dropped by Elite Model Management
First apology: Carissa tried to put out the fire by sharing a statement on Instagram where she came out as a transgender. This statement has since been deleted
The moment I got out of it, Carissa wrote: & # 39; I wasn't ready for it yet, & # 39; but today I am fired and since then I have received hate mails and death threats, so I am forced to tell the truth. I'm Transgender. & # 39;
Carissa referred to how her agency, Elite Model Management, dropped her about the transphobic Facebook messages after they were revealed to the public.
This inspired her to falsely end up as a transgender in a statement on Instagram.
& # 39; I switched at a very young age and have since lived my life as a woman & # 39 ;, she claimed at the time. & # 39; It was very difficult to keep this secret, but what I said about Trans-Women is a direct reflection of my inner uncertainties and I have since come to realize that I am a Woman … WE ARE ALL! & # 39;
This statement has since been deleted.
But the backlash only went ahead for Carissa, because several models in the industry showed that she lied about her gender identity and had always been a woman.
Aleece Wilson, a model who previously worked with Carissa for Nike, was a person who specifically called Carissa because she had lied to her followers.
& # 39; I have seen baby photos of (Carissa), I have seen her completely naked, I have been with these women long enough to know her fully, & # 39; Aleece wrote in a comment. & # 39; We have many trans-friends this conversation would certainly have been discussed. & # 39;
Speaking: Aleece Wilson, a model who previously worked with Carissa for Nike, was someone who specifically called Carissa because she lied to her followers
Call her out: the model informed people that Carissa lied about her gender identity
Throwback: Carissa previously worked for brands such as Savage X Fenty (pictured with founder Rihanna) and Marc Jacobs
New statement: after receiving allegations of lying about her gender identity, Carissa posted another statement showing that she was not transgender
She pushed her statements further by saying that she & # 39; pro trans & # 39; but would not let Carrissa lie to people.
A few days after the now-coming coming-out, Carissa apologized for the claim to be transgender.
& # 39; I apologize for every transphobic comment I have ever made to the Trans community, & # 39; she wrote and added: & I panicked and thought that if I came out as Trans, I could somehow make things better for myself, but it seems that I only made things worse .
& # 39; I'm really sorry. I am only 20 and I am a human. I make mistakes, but I refuse to be defined. I hope you all can forgive me and move on because I am so much more than this incident and not a coward. & # 39;
This apology has also been removed from her Instagram.
Carissa later revealed to followers that her transphobic comments on Facebook lost her a friendship with Euphoria actress Hunter Schafer, who is transgender.
The woman, Carissa said, stopped talking to her after all the drama.
More recoil: she also revealed how actress Hunter Schafer, who is transgender, also stopped talking to her after the incident
Trying to continue: all messages shared by Carissa, who is on the Marc Jacobs catwalk in 2017, about being transgender, including her last apologies, have since been deleted
The end of the friendship was revealed by Carissa, who posted multiple photos with Hunter on her Instagram.
& # 39; I hate doing this because it doesn't concern her, but that I & # 39; Transphobic & # 39; is stupid as sh ** if I love Trans people, & # 39; Carissa wrote. & # 39; F ** k those haters are trying to make me look bad. & # 39;
She continued: & # 39; I was already friends with Hunter for all these comments and now she won't even talk to me. You don't know what it's like to lose all your friends behind a misunderstanding. & # 39;
People on social media were not impressed by Carissa's constant messages trying to defend herself and her comments. Specific commentators even accused her of using this controversy to influence & # 39; to get.
All Carissa's messages regarding transgender, and then not transgender, have since been deleted and she continues to update her profile with modeling photos.
Carissa had a prosperous career in modeling prior to controversial posts, as she appeared in high-fashion editorials with Marc Jacobs, Edie Parker and Parabal Gurung. She even walked in the catwalk shows for Marc Jacobs.
Carissa then joined the various cast of Savage X Fenty to model Rihanna's lingerie line.
It remains unclear whether Carissa can overcome the recent controversy and continue to secure prominent modeling jobs.
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