Joke gone too far? In a viral video currently making its rounds on social media, a man now identified as Detroit comedian J Will is seen in a clip taken from Instagram Live walking around a mall asking women to see their Adam's apple to confirm whether or not they are transgender.
In the 34-second video clip, J Will is seen approaching 3 women in a mall commanding them to let him see their "middle neck" and to "swallow one time" as they lift their chins.
When the woman seen in the video asks why, he says, "I'm from Detroit, we tryna make sure ya'll for real."
Ever since the NBA announced their 2021 All-Star Weekend would be held in Atlanta, Trans women have been the butt of everyone's jokes. J Will certainly played into the fears of men coming across trans women when attending.
He uploaded the clip to his Instagram page with the caption, "Don’t forget while y’all out here for all star weekend don’t forget to check that middle neck good..."
Many viewers of the video found his antics to be funny, however many are deeming it transphobic.
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Yikes! It's important to note that according to Healthline: during puberty, boys develop a larger larynx. This makes their voices deeper over time, and it can create the bump at the front of the throat that’s known as an Adam’s apple.
Girls also undergo changes to their voice box during puberty. The degree of laryngeal growth in females isn’t as significant as in males, so most women don’t have Adam’s apples. Some women with a larger larynx do, but this indicates the size of the voice box only.
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