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Jazz Jennings Previews Upcoming Surgery: “I Can’t Believe I’m Gonna Have A Vagina!”

Forgive the rather obvious pun, but…

… Jazz Jennings is rather jazzed about her upcoming surgery.

(We’re very sorry, but the terrible play on words was just sitting right there, you know?)

The TLC reality star, who anchors a series titled “I Am Jazz,” used her personal YouTube account late last week to preview a rather giant procedure currently scheduled for June 26.

It will officially, technically, medically turn her from a male to a female.

“I am so looking forward to it. I have been ready for this my entire life,” the transgender 17-year says in her video, speaking, of course, about gender reassignment.

This has been a major theme on her aforementioned series, which debuted in July of 2015.

In this same video, Jennings explains that she has decided to be open about the surgery in hopes that it will educate people both inside and outside of the transgender community.

And she’s very explicit in talking about what it will entail.

“I’m gonna have new genitalia,” she says. “Like penis to vagina! That’s some serious sh-t, y’all! I can’t believe I’m gonna have a vagina!”

Jennings has long been an advocate in the LGBT community.

She has found herself in the headlines over the past few months because Derick Dillard, who appeared on Counting On but who has since been fired by TLC, has often mocked and slammed Jennings for the way she lives her life.

“I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child,” Dillard randomly said last fall, adding at the time:

“It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”

Jennings never invited this sort of critique and is certainly not interested in Dillard’s pity.

She’s living her best life, thank you very much!

“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” Dillard previously said, piling on an entire community of people by adding:

“‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”

SIGH.

But, hey, if Jazz can take the high road and basically ignore Dillard throughout this nonsense, so can we.

We’ll just focus on her latest video and the surgery about which she can’t stop talking.

“I have been looking forward [to the surgery] forever,” Jazz told us. “Even at a young age, I knew.”

She also says she’s excited for the procedure – but, as you might expect, also a bit frightened.

“Because I started the [testosterone] blockers so early that I never went through puberty…basically the blockers block testosterone in my body so I don’t develop as a male and get a beard, a mustache, a deep voice,” Jennings says.

“That’s why I’ve been able to be so feminine. Because of that, it caused me to be so suppressed that I didn’t have growth in ‘that’ region.”

In conclusion, Jazz goes over what’s about to happen in pretty fascinating detail, even if it may gross out some folks out there:

“Because there was a lack of tissue [down there] they didn’t have enough material to construct the entire vagina, so they’re using a special procedure where they extract my peritoneal lining.

“It’s regenerative, so it will regrow and what not.

“They take that out laparoscopically through my belly button or whatever. They use that and harvest that and use that to make the vaginal canal.

“It’s better because it looks like real vagina tissue and it feels more like real vagina tissue.”

Science, huh?

Pretty amazing.

We wish Jazz Jennings the best of luck.

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Kian Lawley: Fired from Upcoming Film for Being Very Racist

Move over, Logan Paul.

Another talent-free YouTube star would log to steal some of your negative headlines for a few hours.

Kian Lawley, a social media sensation with over 3.3 million YouTube subscribers and over six million Twitter followers for some reason, has been fired from the upcoming film adaption of “The Hate U Give.”

Per Variety, this is what a Twentieth Century Fox Films spokesperson said about the decision, which comes two weeks after a video surfaced online of Lawley saying lots of racist stuff:

Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give.

The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.

The controversy cited above centers on a 12-second bleeped video on YouTube that made the Internet rounds in January.

It features Lawley very clearly using a racist slur and making other racially-offensive remarks.

“We’re all black drinking purple Kool-Aid and eating Kentucky fried motherf-cking chicken,” he says in the clip.

Check it out here:

Lawley had been scheduled to appear in the aforementioned movie as the boyfriend of Amandla Stenberg’s character.

The film is a widely anticipated release because it’s based on a critically-acclaimed young adult novel by Angela Thomas.

It tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who feels torn between the worlds of her poor and largely black neighborhood… and the suburban prep school she attends.

She later witnesses the murder of her childhood pal at the hands of a police officer.

Such big-time names as Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson and Common are also attached to the project.

Shortly after the scandalous footage went viral, Lawley apologized for the video, Tweeting:

“if u don’t learn from ur mistakes, u can never grow as a person.

“i’ve learned a lot & i am grateful to have the power to change. i never want to be who i was yesterday. we’re in a constant battle to become a better version of ourselves, use ur voice as ur weapon.”

He also now says he agrees with the studio’s decision to drop him from the film.

kian tweet

Said the young star in a statement:

“Words have power and can do damage. I own mine and I am sorry. I respect Fox’s decision to recast this role for The Hate U Give, as it is an important story, and it would not be appropriate for me to be involved considering the actions of my past.

“I understand the impact and I have grown and learned since then. From now on I plan to use my voice for positive change.”

However, just because Lawley has acknowledged his mistake and accepted his punishment, this doesn’t mean his fans have done the same.

Many have bombarded Thomas with hate in light of this recast.

“Y’all are screenshotting me and coming at my friends without knowing the details of the situation. There is so much more that you don’t know, and I’m honestly sad for you.

“But I’m unprofessional?” the author Tweeted this week.

thomas tweets

As you can see above, it looks like Thomas has faced an onslaught of misguided abuse.

She’s clearly pained about what transpired with Lawley, but she also is clearly NOT the person to blame here.

Give her a break, Kian Lawley fans, and realize that your very own hero has taken some responsibility for his awful actions here.

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Demi Lovato Will Offer Free Mental Health Counseling to Fans on Upcoming Tour

Generally, when we talk about Demi Lovato here it’s because she blessed the internet with another memorable swimsuit selfie.

But today, we’d like to take a moment to applaud Demi for providing an invaluable service to her legion of adoring fans.

Throughout her career, Lovato’s struggles with addiction and mental health have served as fodder for tabloid headlines, but while some stars might attempt to hide such troubles, Demi has embraced her struggle.

She openly discusses her painful past in hopes of serving as an inspiration to fans who might be struggling.

And now she’s going even further to ensure that young people who are experiencing the same problems she endured are able to receive the help they need.

Appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, Demi announced that her new tour will feature group therapy sessions and talks from motivational speakers before the music begins.

“It’s basically like a therapy session before the concerts, and we have speakers from all over and we’re also helping out with different charities from around the country,” Lovato said in an interview.

“I actually have bipolar disorder, and I’m very open about that because I think that mental health affects so many people and we need to take the stigma away from it.”

Demi went on to speak about what she feels is her duty to the fans that made her famous:

“I think that it’s important for me to use my voice for more than just singing,” she stated.

“I just know how important it is to use my platform to help others and to share my story in hopes that it inspires people to either get into recovery or better themselves. Whatever it is, I just want people to know they’re not alone and I’m here for them.”

Thousands of fans have already taken to social media to thank Demi in advance for this important gesture.

In March, the singer will celebrate six years of sobriety following a struggle with drugs and alcohol that she says nearly cost her her life.

In the years since she got clean, Demi has become far more than just a singer to her millions of fans.

For many young people, she’s living proof that struggles can be overcome and there’s a light at the end of every tunnel.

Demi’s 2018 US tour kicks off in February.

She’ll play more than 20 shows in the next six weeks, and touch untold thousands of fans.

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