This week, model Carissa Pinkston came out as cisgender after lying being transgender.
20-year-old Pinkston initially claimed she was trans last month after past transphobic Facebook posts she wrote surfaced online.
“I wasn’t ready to come out about it yet but today I got fired and I’ve been receiving hate mail and death threats ever since so I’m being forced to tell the truth,” she said. “I’m transgender. I transitioned at a very young age and I’ve lived my life as a female ever since.”
The whole thing was a lie. Pinkston is not transgender. She did not transition at a very young age. And she has always lived her life as a female.
This week, she claimed she “panicked” and thought that if she came out as trans “I could somehow make things better for myself but it appears I’ve only made things worse.”
Pinkston continued, “I was scared, so I thought they would accept me only if I said I was trans. I got an experience of what a transgender person goes through.”
We’re not sure about that, but we’re pretty sure she’s learned her lesson. We’re also pretty sure she can kiss her modeling career goodbye.
Here are four more people who have been caught lying about their identities for attention…
The white-skinned bisexual made headlines in 2015 after it was discovered she had been masquerading as a Black woman for years while serving as president of the NAACP’s chapter in Spokane. In 2017, she published a memoir, In Full Color, claiming that she was “trans-racial.” The book was rejected by over 30 publishers before being printed by BenBella Books and selling less than 500 copies upon its release.
Related: Bisexuals respond to Rachel Dolezal’s Pride shout out with a collective “Girl, bye!”
The antigay Tea Party Republican from Michigan faked his own gay sex scandal in 2015. Leaked audio recordings heard him instructing an aide to send an anonymous email to GOP influencers alleging that was a closeted homosexual and seen hooking up with another man in a dark alley behind a nightclub. It was later revealed that Courser was actually trying to cover up the less-scandalous fact that he was having a heterosexual affair with Rep. Cindy Gamrat, another a married Tea Party state lawmaker. After they were exposed, both resigned from office in disgrace.
Related: Republican Lawmaker Fakes His Own Gay Sex Scandal To Hide Real Sex Scandal, Fails
The 27-year-old was sentenced to six and a half years in prison after she pretended to be a man in order to trick her straight female friend into having sex with her. Newland created a fake online profile for a man named “Kye Fortune” and spent two years cyberdating her BFF before getting her to meet for sex, during which she convinced the friend to remain blindfolded by claiming Fortune was recovering from a brain tumor and didn’t want her to see his face. A jury found Newland guilty of three counts of sexual assault by penetration.
Related: Woman who impersonated a man to have sex with her best friend sentenced to hard time
The former teen idol made headlines in 2017 when he came out as bisexual in the lead up to his album release. After the album was out and he was done promoting it, he changed his story and said the whole bisexual thing was “misconstrued” and that he’s really only into chicks. Then in 2018, he announced his girlfriend Lina Valentina was pregnant and that he was going to be father. This also proved to be untrue. Then in 2019, he hinted that he had been molested by Michael Jackson as a kid, even though he has previously stated he was not molested by Jackson. Those who are interested in learning more, he said, can read about it in his forthcoming memoir.
Related: People are pissed at Aaron Carter for pulling bisexual publicity stunt
You also forgot Shaun King
Fake black, or fake white? I can’t tell.
Some people claim that he’s posing as a black man. He has some African ancestry. However, it’s also apparent that he emphasizes his black features and has generally overcompensated for his borderline inherent white-ness by being over the top pro-black. But this article is trying to aim at folks that have some type of “lgbtq” connection, which I’m this troll was aware of.
Not that you’ll listen but you know that isn’t true. She said she had Native American ancestry and she does.
You’re being very misleading. She has 1/1024th Native American DNA, that’s 0.098%. Yet, she still felt it necessary to list her ethnicity as “Native American” on her official bar license. If you’re white and find out that you’re 0.1% Saharan African, can you list yourself as African American?
I’m 2% Native American but I am considered white. This woman is whiter than Ivory soap yet thinks she can identity and classify herself as a Cherokee
I’ll bet Rachel Dolezal has more black blood in her than Elizabeth Warren has Native American.
Take that bet with “Brian”! He claimed earlier that actress Meg Ryan was Republican presidential candidate Meg Whitman.
The less-educated Republicans are always the loudest.
Oh no. Someone made a typo one time, that invalidates everything they say forever. Plus, Brian isn’t even Republican
However, he may be right about Rachel Dolezal being more black than 2020 candidate Pocahontas. She claims to be Native American but has pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. For someone crying so much about “white privilege” she sure is doing what she can to not identify as white
Sometimes I even call my dogs by each other’s names. I should probably just put on a helmet and check myself into a special needs home now.
I feel like these types of “articles” can be unnecessarily incendiary and often compare incomparable people and situations. In the case of Pinkston and Courser, they were clearly manipulating folks purely to cover up their own bullshit. But with Dolezal and even Carter it’s more complicated. Yes, they are both clearly driven by narcissism, attention and self-victimization. Dolezal definitely has a bunch of legit issues with her identity, self-comfort and self-worth. With Carter, he’s likely suffered through some type of traumas and mental strife (like many child entertainers). I have no doubt that he isn’t entirely inherently heterosexual. I also had no doubt when he initially “came out” that he didn’t really view himself as “bisexual” and was not that romantically/sexually/relationship-wise interested in dudes and that his “coming out” was primarily driven by wanting sympathy and relevance. But even after saying that he didn’t see himself as “bisexual” and that he only really wanted to be with a chick and wanted a hetero-normal family, he still maintained that he had some same-sex attractions. If he would have stuck with a bi identity but said that he only had female ambitions you guys would have still been referring to him as an “out celebrity” and praising him. You only started shitting on him because he rejected a bi identity and had no interests in pushing lgbtq and bi agendas, on top of revealing that he was not interested in legitimately dating guys. So, the backlash (from a media perspective at least) seemed entirely driven by identity politics and agenda.
I don’t feel shaming people is always the best route to go. Yes, there are quite a few people who mostly look to manipulate and take advantage. However, sense of self, identity, the spectrum and lifestyle can be complicated stuff. And you certainly don’t shame men who present themselves as “straight” for many years only to later reveal that romantically/sexually/relationship contentment wise they’re male-leaning and have male ambitions. I know that’s different. But still.
@donston yeah I agree that a few of those were genuinely problematic while some of the others were a really mixed bag of other outside factors creating one giant mess of a situation. The trans racial thing, I mean really? I have never in my life met or heard of one single person who felt deep in their gut that they were born into the wrong race and it genuinely affected their life in a meaningful way like that woman claims. Needless to say she’s in desperate need of attention and validation, but also has some other deep seeded issues she needs to work out. As for Aaron, ugh that ones messy. I don’t know him or what goes on in his mind obviously, but when he admitted to having past experiences with men and then kinda labeling his himself as bisexual I thought “alright good for you Aaron.” then he backpedalled and did the whole “oops I was just kidding I’m not really bisexual at all I was misunderstood”. Two issues I have with that, first bisexuals as an identity really get more than their fair share of ish from outside the community as well as inside it and I personally feel that situations like this only serve to worsen their load as people do the whole “you put your right foot in you take your right foot out” dance at the edge of the bisexual pool and bisexuals don’t need more disingenuous people clouding the whole bisexual identity more than it already has been. And my second issue with Aaron and his whole sexuality thing is the attitude him and SO many other people have about it. I’ve always been gay so I didn’t have the luxury of deciding on my identity in that sense and then choosing whether or not I wanted to embrace it when it’s in fashion or refuse it when it’s not (I mean I could have tried but it woulda done frick all good) so to see these celebs and famous people embrace new sexualities and identities (which in itself feels like society is becoming more open minded) only to feel like they are half assing it and your bs detector is blaring in your ear, is not a fun situation. I don’t know when it became edgy and cool to start declaring yourself one of these different identities instead of career ending and social suicide, but sometimes I swear it feels like some people are co opting these identities when they really don’t apply to said person, all because suddenly it’s now cool to be gay or bi to show that your different?
Oh and LOVED the point u made about Aaron or anyone else promoting our agendas cuz u hit the nail on the head with a big issue I have with our community. It’s no longer enough for someone in the public eye to “come out” and be visible, now they need to come out and immediately take up the mantle of lgbt spokesperson and with every breath they need to be spewing pro lgbt stances and rehashing everything the community is currently preaching verbatim, while also becoming part of the collective and agreeing with everything the hive mind believes and supports. Anything less than that these days and your not a “true” ally or member and you may as well not even come out…I can’t with the community sometimes.
With Aaron I place some of the blame on the media and social media. His situation exemplifies why some public figures stay closeted, don’t keep it real and/or exude internalized homophobia and gay shame forever (though there are of course many reasons for those things). Yes, it’s apparent now and was even apparent to me then that his “outing” had more to do with attention and press than wanting to feel free or be honest or wanting to be with a guy. However, in his initial coming out post he didn’t label himself, and in later interviews he was hinting that he wasn’t all that interested in dudes and wasn’t really comfortable with a “bisexual” label. He was forced by the media and social media to embrace it. Was he ultimately looking to take advantage of the “lgbtq community”? Probably. But the reaction to his outing and then his somewhat un-outing highlights how too many folks are not really about wanting people to feel free and be honest and live the lives they want to live. For many, it’s more about hyping and affirming identities, and having “icons” and “representation”. And this only creates pressure and resentment.
We should really be at a point where simply being honest about your dimensions, your struggles and then living your life freely should be enough. But there are just too many agendas. You have to embrace a particular identity. The identities you embrace need to match up with the social media consensus of those words. You need to be willing to do interviews talking about your sense of self and identity. You need to always exude “pride”. And you need to constantly remind people that that’s the identity you embrace. If you don’t follow these rules you when be divisive and will be resented by some, especially if you’re male. It’s just too much. That attitude doesn’t facilitate honesty, freedom, living the life you want to live, and being with/loving whoever you want to be with and love. Instead, it contributes to homophobia, trans-phobia, closet cases, manipulation, self-resentment, shame, internalized homophobia, and using identity and sexual behaviors as commercial/social/political capital. It’s very a problematic system.
does anyone actually read your spew?
@ Rex lol I call them diatribes!
My My My within a few minutes the two troll accounts from the same anti-LGBTQ place are here to try to deflect to topic by attacking liberals.
You guys are getting boring.
shut up paranoid fool number 2
You used literally the same comment but were under another screename. You need to get better at this sweetie.
What Aaron Carter did is the same a lot of female singers did in the past. Jessie J and Nicky Minaj in recent years.
But the Dolezal scandal is difficult to understand to me, because she is clearly not black. You can fake being bisexual because nobody is going to spy what you do on bed, but being black is something you can’t fake.
There’s a big debate that went on about her because her dna results showed that she was white European ancestry and didn’t have any African heritage in her at all, but her argument was that she always felt like was a black woman inside even thought her dna results said she wasn’t. It led to a bunch of debates and discussions about race being a social construct and whether or not a person has the right to claim a race identity that isn’t actually part of their heritage or if that is just cultural appropriation. Some people felt like she had no right to call herself black and other people felt like her chosen identity was valid and should be respected.
That reminds me about an article of a woman who oh shock discover at 30 that she was black.
And i thought, dear, you are not black at all because if you were you wouldn’t discover that at 30 for sure.
Having some heritage on dna and being black (hispanic, asian) is very different from being really black (hispanic, asian).
If you look white, you are white. Maybe not for a white supremacist, but for sure you are going to avoid a lot of discrimination based on race.
The debate in the USA is sometimes absurd for me, it’s like the cultural appropiation thing (something difficult to sustain in a global world right now), but the fact that you are white, black, hispanic or asian, doesn’t mean you grow up listen to the music, reading the books or watching the films people associate to your “culture”.
And there’s a tendency to write only about yourself that i don’t like at all. I want to read fiction, i don’t care if you are black, if you want to write about a chinese sheeper you should do it without any remorse (as long as you do a good job and not use tired stereotypes).
I think the main problem is that racism was very prevalent till not so long ago (and lately it’s like racists just don’t feel shame for being racist)
Except…..no it didn’t. A bunch of right wingers tried to stoke that conversation, but she was bounced from the job and ridiculed.
But nice try.
Aaron Carter has a new controversy regarding a shelter dog he adopted and apparently plans to sell. He denied that and said he makes over $3 million a year and doesn’t need money.
Does anyone believe that anyone is paying him for anything in 2019? Let alone $3 million?
Where’s Jussie Smollet? He lied about his hate crime victim identity.
My My My, the right wing trolls always get ENRAGED and try to deflect onto a black person don’t they?
Wow this article brought out all of the alt right trolls out of the woodwork. I saw the Rachel D documentary on Netflix and her situation is more complicated than she just lied for attention. Different situation from the other people on the list.
The problem with the alt left communists is that anyone not in lockstep with the mob rigid dogma is alt right! And you wonder why a guy like Trump gets elected!
And by “Not in lockstep” you mean to attack LGBTQ people for not accepting bigotry and hate aimed at them. Because that’s what you mean when you defend your “Different Views” right? You mean your “Different Views” are, you support anti-LGBTQ bigotry.
Aires the Ram
Well, if people lived by the teaching, “Thou shall not bear false witness”, they wouldn’t have these problems. Telling the truth, works, ALL the time.
You mean like when Trump claimed he didn’t pay off Stormy Daniels? Or when Melania claimed she wrote her convention speech “All by herself”? Or when Melania claimed she was a college graduate?
Or when Donald claimed he was worth 10 billion?
Or the 10,000 other times Drumpf lied and continues to lie, yet you, @AiresTheRam, support him and defend him. Please explain the hypocrisy, because “Telling the truth works, ALL the time.”
@Cam (DCguy) / Kangol2
Quick, distract from the topic and say something about Zlumbf
@Untruthseeker, I’m many things but I’m not Cam. They’re their own person. But good try! Now go back to clowning and covering for right-wing homophobes as you always do!
I never said you were Cam. I put a slash to include you both in the comment as I was responding to both of you. I’ve done that before when responding to multiple people. If I said you were Cam (DCguy), then I would’ve put you in parenthesis
Okay but none of these are attractive or remotely LGBTQT
Aires the Ram
…..but no mention from any of you about Hillary Clinton and her lies. 30,000 missing e-mails, so many around her have mysterious suicides, Bengazi, The Clinton Foundations “donors”, why the list is so long I cannot write it all here. And you still worry about Russia-Russia-Russia, or whatever else you might throw at the wall to see if it sticks this week.
You mean the horribly homophobic nation of “Russia-Russia-Russia,” run by a dictator, that our entire national security system has repeatedly proved interfered in the 2016 election, actively aided Drumpf subvert US democracy, and continues to attack us today? That’s what you’re defending? Are you out of your mind? Say all you want about the Clintons, but nothing, and I mean nothing, comes close to what Drumpf has done and continues to do this country on a daily basis. Maybe one day you’ll wake up, before it’s too late!
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