Trans Actress Jen Richards Speaks Up About Canceled Louis C.K. Series ‘The Cops’: The Consequences of These Actions Go Far’

Richards has also appeared on “Better Things” and “Nashville.”

FX ended its business relationship with Louis C.K. yesterday, including his role as a producer on the animated series “The Cops.” Not a great deal was known about the show, but following the news — which stemmed from C.K. admitting that the sexual-harassment accusations made against him by five women were true — one of its would-be stars has spoken up about being part of the collateral damage.

“Welp. I guess I can say this now: I was one of the stars of ‘The Cops,'” tweeted Jen Richards. “There was going to be an animated trans character, voiced by a trans actress, on network television. The consequences of these actions go far.” Richards has appeared on “Better Things,” which C.K. co-created on, as well as “Nashville.”

TBS, which was set to broadcast the series, decided to suspend production as a means of distancing itself from C.K. “I know this isn’t about me, but I was really excited to voice a cartoon character. To have a badass, openly trans character on network t.v. would have been awesome. Oh well,” Richards continued.

Action against C.K. has been swift. The Orchard has scrapped the theatrical plans for his film “I Love You, Daddy” a mere week before it was scheduled to be released, he will no longer be voicing a character in the “Secret Life of Pets” sequel, and he has been dropped by both his management company and his publicist.

‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Slammed for ‘Transphobic’ Comment on ABC Website

A contestant on the forthcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” is under fire for a statement the LGBT community is calling transphobic.

While the hit series does not premiere until Monday, “The Bachelorette’s” ABC website is already loaded with full bios and Q&A’s with all 31 contestants vying for bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Firefighter Bryce Powers has stirred up social media with his.

“What’s your biggest date fear?” a boiler plate questionnaire asks. “The chick is actually a dude,” Powers answered.

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“This comment does not reflect the views of ABC, Warner Horizon or bachelorette Rachel Lindsay,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap.  “We have removed it from ABC.com.”

“Bryce from the Bachelorette’s biggest fear is trans women who are attempting to conceal their birth sex. I see why yer single, douche bag,” wrote “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner and performer Sharon Needles.

“Dear Bryce, on behalf of trans women I can assure you: none of us want to date your bland preppy 1980’s teen movie villain rhombus ass,” said writer Jen Richards.

ABC did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Powers has yet to address the feedback on Twitter. See more reactions at Queerty, who site a cohesive argument about what statements like Powers’ mean for the trans community.

“Careless statements like his only serve to further alienate the trans community. They continue to perpetuate our society’s popular, yet wildly incorrect assumption that trans people are simply ‘men disguised as women,” the statement said.

The perceived transphobia comes at a time of peak inclusion on the massively popular ABC franchise. In February, the “Bachelor” spinoff cast its first-ever African American bachelorette in Lindsay.

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TV’s most successful dating series has long been criticized for years for its lack of diversity among both the leads and the contestants who vie for their affection.

As TheWrap reported last year, even when non-white contestants are cast, they seldom go very far. In fact, no black contestant has ever made it past Week 5 in the first 20 seasons.

Bryce from the Bachelorette’s biggest fear is trans women who are attempting to conceal their birth sex. I see why yer single, douche bag.

— Sharon Needles (@SHARON_NEEDLES) May 19, 2017

I’m going through these Bachelorette profiles and I just wanna say one thing loud and clear: FUCK Bryce pic.twitter.com/IW7SF0b0KI

— Trent (@BarstoolTrent) May 18, 2017

Dear Bryce, on behalf of trans women I can assure you: none of us want to date your bland preppy 1980’s teen movie villain rhombus ass. xo https://t.co/VbcN4bya4s

— Jen Richards (@SmartAssJen) May 19, 2017

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A contestant on the forthcoming season of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” is under fire for a statement the LGBT community is calling transphobic.

While the hit series does not premiere until Monday, “The Bachelorette’s” ABC website is already loaded with full bios and Q&A’s with all 31 contestants vying for bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. Firefighter Bryce Powers has stirred up social media with his.

“What’s your biggest date fear?” a boiler plate questionnaire asks. “The chick is actually a dude,” Powers answered.

“This comment does not reflect the views of ABC, Warner Horizon or bachelorette Rachel Lindsay,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement to TheWrap.  “We have removed it from ABC.com.”

“Bryce from the Bachelorette’s biggest fear is trans women who are attempting to conceal their birth sex. I see why yer single, douche bag,” wrote “RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner and performer Sharon Needles.

“Dear Bryce, on behalf of trans women I can assure you: none of us want to date your bland preppy 1980’s teen movie villain rhombus ass,” said writer Jen Richards.

ABC did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Powers has yet to address the feedback on Twitter. See more reactions at Queerty, who site a cohesive argument about what statements like Powers’ mean for the trans community.

“Careless statements like his only serve to further alienate the trans community. They continue to perpetuate our society’s popular, yet wildly incorrect assumption that trans people are simply ‘men disguised as women,” the statement said.

The perceived transphobia comes at a time of peak inclusion on the massively popular ABC franchise. In February, the “Bachelor” spinoff cast its first-ever African American bachelorette in Lindsay.

TV’s most successful dating series has long been criticized for years for its lack of diversity among both the leads and the contestants who vie for their affection.

As TheWrap reported last year, even when non-white contestants are cast, they seldom go very far. In fact, no black contestant has ever made it past Week 5 in the first 20 seasons.

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'SNL' Lampoons First Black 'Bachelorette' Season in Sketch Cut for Time (Video)

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