102 JAMZ DJ Brian “B-Daht” McLaughlin attacked a Winston-Salem State University student running for Mr. WSSU a few days ago on Twitter. In his tweets, which are still posted publicly, McLaughlin threatens to end his affiliation with the school if a student who dresses in drag is elected.
According to blogger TransGriot, McLaughlin is one of an array of people criticizing junior Aaron McCorkle after photos of him in drag surfaced with the caption, “Is this what you want representing the entire school community?”
McLaughlin is a WSSU alum and has been a PA announcer at the school’s sporting events since 2005, according to his LinkedIn page. McCorkle, a mass communications major, is the president of Shaping Honest Advocates in Discussing Everything student club at the university.
A comment on the TransGriot blog post, allegedly from McCorkle’s mother, thanked everyone who supported her son and said that he is “continuing to move forward in spite of the hate.”
McLaughlin and McCorkle could not immediately be reached for comment. Check back here for updates.