Katy Tur’s Father Accuses Her Of ‘Transphobia’ In Bizarre Facebook Tirade

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A transgender reporter accused his own daughter of transphobia and being more concerned with her journalism career in a biting Facebook post Tuesday.

Hanna Zoey Tur, a transgender woman who used to be a man, claimed that his daughter, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur, doesn’t support the gay community enough, reports Mediaite.

“Truth is my daughter does not support the LGBT community. She’s Transphobic and fearful that it will hurt her career as a broadcaster in these alt-right times. Career before family. In the words of Paddy Chayefsky: She’s pure television,” Zoey wrote in the Facebook post.

Katy recently spoke on her troubled relationship with her father in a Saturday New York Times profile. The silence between the two has nothing to do with her father’s transition, Katy explained.

“We were not on speaking terms for a little while. But that’s not because of the transition,” she told the Times.

Zoey referenced the profile in his Facebook tirade as well, claiming that the profile left him “humiliated.”

“My daughter is ‘terrified’ to meet me … On June 8th I turned 57 and no call-not even an email. On Pride Sunday the NYTimes published a story about Katy that left me humiliated. The timing and optics couldn’t be worse,” Zoey wrote.

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