Stormy Daniels isn’t here for homophobia. The porn actress and stripper, who gained national attention for her lawsuit against President Trump, shared on Instagram Friday that she wouldn’t perform at a Florida club after a reported homophobic incident. Daniels claimed that the Goldfinger owner called her assistant a “f***ing f*gg*t.”
“I will NOT be performing at Goldfingers tonight because the owner called my assistant a ‘f***ing f*gg*t’ after asking me to do something not in my contract,” Daniels wrote in her Instagram post. “That kind of abuse will not be tolerated.”
She added that the club claimed she was a “no show” at the event, even though her decision not to perform was based on the owner’s reported actions. Daniels posted a photo of herself in front of the club to prove that she wasn’t a no-show, adding at the end of her post that she doesn’t “respond well to bullies.”
TMZ reports that the club’s owner “fired back” at Daniels, accusing the actor and stripper of breaking the contract she had with Goldfinger. It doesn’t look like Daniels is too bothered by the whole ordeal, though, apart from the concern she has for her assistant.
I will NOT be performing at Goldfingers tonight because the owner called my assistant a "fucking faggot" after asking me to do something not in my contract. That kind of abuse will not be… https://t.co/3AYlpNy5o4
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) December 8, 2018
Daniels also shared the same message on Twitter, where she received plenty of support from fans. Some people commended her for “standing up for human rights,” while others joked that she should host the Oscars. (Kevin Hart stepped down from the hosting job after facing backlash over his previous homophobic tweets.)
Good for standing up for human rights. Thank you.
— Roy (@guiltymuse) December 8, 2018
You’re wonderful to stand up for your assistant like that. Thank you.
— LSiT but festive (@loudestsubtext) December 8, 2018
You are part of the solution, great to see the bar set high for empowerment and human rights. 🙏
— sharynmsully (@sharynsully) December 8, 2018
Good. I’m in agreement with you on that. This kind of abuse can never be tolerated. Hopefully others will see and hear about this. I’ve never even heard of this place and I never want to go near it.
— Paul (@PartyPaulG1992) December 8, 2018
Daniels’s passion for activism goes way beyond her canceled appearance. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, tweeted on Sunday morning that she’d be taking part in a Louisiana protest against SB468, which she believes “infringes on the constitutional rights of women.” The law Daniels is protesting against raised the minimum legal age for strippers in Louisiana from 18 to 21.
I'm protesting with adult entertainers in Baton Rouge TODAY, Sunday, December 9th at 4pm, against a sexist law (SB468) passed by Louisiana state legislators that infringes on the constitutional rights of women. Join me at the capitol for a press statement and demonstration.
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) December 9, 2018
Aside from her work as a stripper, actor, director, and activist, Daniels is known for speaking out against President Trump. She claims she had an affair with him in 2006, and she sued him over a “hush money” agreement they reportedly had. In October, a judge dismissed Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against the president.
But while fans are praising Daniels for her criticism of the club owner’s reported statements, she’s not without controversy herself. Some people believed she was body-shaming President Trump for comparing his penis to the Mario Kart character Toad. And in October, Daniels said she wasn’t a feminist, telling The Cut that she felt “sorry for men” in the #MeToo era.
Still, it’s nice to see Daniels defending her team members and taking a stance against homophobia. She’s never been shy about her beliefs, and it’s earning her plenty of respect from fans.
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