B. Scott reflects on the significance of their new BET show

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The “Twenties After-Show With B. Scott” premieres Oct. 13 on BET. (Photo: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

When B. Scott’s newest venture, Twenties After-Show With B. Scott, premieres tonight on BET, it is going to be a really massive deal — and never only for followers of the Lena Waithe-created comedy it is targeted on. It’s additionally the first show with an out, trans non-binary host and govt producer in the community’s 38-year historical past.

Scott marked the milestone with an emotional submit on social media, through which they described the tougher moments of their work in the leisure trade.

“I want you to see me. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a space where those words felt true. It’s been a long time since I felt included,” they started. “Inclusivity is a big part of conversations being had today, but earlier in my career inclusivity was barely an option. I was publicly humiliated, shamed, and openly called every slur you could imagine — tr*nny, shim, chick with a d***… the list goes on.”

They mentioned that, in 2013, “bigotry prevented me from performing a job I was hired to — a job that I believed would give people the chance to see me for everything I am. Because of how things played out, instead of feeling seen I felt humiliated. I felt betrayed. I felt isolated. What do you do when the person you’ve built yourself to be gets picked apart and broken down?”

After that, Scott “no longer wanted to be seen” and “became a recluse.”

They recalled being rejected by the trans neighborhood, citing a remark that, “When B. Scott starts taking hormones and calling himself Brittany (or another femme name starting with ‘B’) and declares he’s transitioning, then I’ll consider him part of Team Trans.” Scott added, “It shook me to my core.”

So, Scott continued, they’ve spent eight years creating the spectacular B. Scott empire, which incorporates their web site, LoveBScott.com, a podcast and extra. 

“I’ve been carrying the weight and working through the hurt, rejection and isolation,” they mentioned. “One by one, I took the bricks thrown at me and built the B. Scott brand I started in 2005 into a multi-million dollar business. B. Scott is one of the most respected names in Black media. B. Scott is the blueprint for many.”

With the new show, they mentioned, “I turn the page on a painful past and step into a new chapter of forgiveness.”

An unique first have a look at the premiere, reported by Variety, confirmed that Scott was equally moved in the first jiffy of their debut, through which they thanked Waithe.

“I got a little emotional doing the intro, talking about how if you’re going through a rough time, life does get better,” Scott mentioned. “I’m a living testament to that. To be that person now for someone, you are allowing me to have that moment.”

Twenties After-Show With B. Scott premieres Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 p.m. on BET, following the return of Twenties at 10 p.m.