Australian Newspaper Apologises for Insensitive Tribute to Murdered Trans

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Supporters of murdered trans-woman Mayang Preseto took acceptation to the Courier Mails printing ‘she-male’ on its front cover.

Mayang Praseto was reportedly murdered and then boiled by her chef husband Marcus Volke, some of her remains were found on the stovetop of a brisbane apartment on Saturday, when police arrived to investigate a foul smell. Volke fled the apartment and was later found dead.

According to online reports, Mayang described herself online as a high-class escort, charging up to $500 for outcalls. Her Facebook profile also says she worked as a ‘gender illusionist’ cabaret performer.

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The Australian daily newspaper The Courier Mail printed an apology, after fielding complaints over the use of language it has used in depicting the murder of indonesian trans-woman.

The Courier Mail’s headline read ‘Monster Chef and The She Male’, which has caused an online uproar aimed at the paper.

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Article | gayexpress

 

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