Please Immediately Watch Laverne Cox Dancing To Beyonce At The VMAs

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No matter how fiercely you danced to Beyonce’s VMAs performance in your home last night, you still won’t beat Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the New Black, who was caught dancing like nobody was watching in the audience. But people were watching, and they were definitely enjoying the experience. She was breaking it down. She wasn’t as good as Blue Ivy, but she was a close second. Thankfully it was captured on video, and you can watch it play out below.

Laverne’s love for the music is infectious. Except apparently not infectious enough to infect the Kardashians. Or the girl sitting behind Laverne who won’t stop looking at her phone. Excuse me, you guys! Why aren’t you all joining Laverne in her dance-tastic joy? I thought Beyonce music was supposed to unite the world. Of course, that’s keeping with the Kardashian-Jenner trend of the evening, considering they were texting during the Ferguson tribute. Not even Beyonce can get them to look entertained?

Come to think of it, extreme boredom seemed to be the overall theme of the night for the entire audience. Every time the camera cut to a celebrity during a performance, they looked like they wished the show would just end already. YOU’RE AT AN AWARD SHOW! CRACK A SMILE! I don’t expect everyone to stand up from their seat and shake it like Laverne, but show some appreciation. I know we’re all super bummed that nobody twerked on Beetlejuice this year, but that’s no reason to sulk.

So props to Laverne for actually looking like she was having a good time. Could she replace Taylor Swift as the new award show dancer? Considering she’s not a musician, we probably won’t see this kind of thing from Laverne very often, so we won’t run the risk of getting sick of it. And heck, I’d still rather watch Taylor dancing like one of those waving inflatables at a car dealership than see another shot of Kim and her boobs looking bored.

Laverne Cox is everything.

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    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oh my god, that’s amazing. Especially in front of the nonplussed wall of Kardashian-Jeners.

      • Guest

        not to mention Kim giving her side-eye right at the start

    • Music Mamma

      FIERCE. (Wait, we can still use that word, right?)

    • Zandy’s Bride

      Laverne Cox launches media campaign in support of transwoman Synthia China Blast: convicted for the rape, murder and abuse of the corpse of thirteen-year-old Ebony Nicole Williams

      Orange Is The New Black actor Laverne Cox launched a public campaign this week in support of a male incarcerated for the rape and murder of a thirteen-year-old girl and abuse of her corpse, because that man now considers himself to be “transgender”.

      Cox uses the fame generated by recent acting success in an attempt to create sympathy for the convicted child-killer and his quest to medically feminate and be transferred to a female prison. “I want my voice to be heard, I want my dreams to matter, I want people to know who I am because tomorrow is not promised,” reads Cox.


      Laverne Cox’s video has been widely promoted as “Laverne Cox Reads A Letter From A Transwoman Currently In Prison”, but this isn’t the first publicized “letter” from Synthia China Blast, born Luis Morales.

      In 2004 Synthia China Blast emulated the New York Zodiac Killer Heriberto Seda, by sending a typewritten letter to the NY Daily News, titled “This is the voice of the Zodiac Killer’s Wife”. In the letter the sex-offender and child-killer expressed his desire to “become a woman” and “marry” the serial killer, who was serving his 235-year sentence in the same facility. “If I was a real woman I could bring about little future serial killers to terrorize NYC like my husband did. How [New Yorkers] would of loathed the Zodiac Children,” Blast wrote.

      Out of all the causes in the entire world that could have been championed, the OITNB star Laverne Cox asks that you lend your support to a deranged, sadistic, life-extinguishing person who raped and murdered little Ebony Nicole Williams, then dumped her lifeless body off a highway underpass, later returning to burn her corpse.

      Cox is joined in this action by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a transgender organization that supports incarcerated males who are serving sentences for the rape, murder, and sexual exploitation of children.

      You can read more about the child-rapists, child-killers, and pedophiles that Laverne Cox and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project would like you to support at the following links:


      At the age of 13, Synthia says, she sold crack in her South Bronx neighborhood, and at 16 she was accused of starting a squatter-house fire that killed six people. While awaiting trial, she was sent to Riker’s Island.

      Suspect in Fatal Arson Had Called Fire a ‘Nightmare’

      Published: March 21, 1991

      “I heard a lot of people screaming,” a 16-year-old said on March 13 at a fire in the South Bronx that killed six people. “The block was full of smoke. The fire was going like a torch. It was a nightmare on this block.”

      The youth was Luis Morales, who was arrested on Tuesday night and charged with setting the fire. He also wanted to have his picture taken the night of the fire, telling a photographer, “Take my picture.” Afterward, he asked whether it would be in the newspaper.

      The youth said of Donald Stephens, the owner of the building, at 1074 Fox Street, who died in the fire: “Mr. Stephens was really nice. He would let me sleep there if I had no place.”

      Mr. Morales was charged yesterday in State Supreme Court with 12 counts of second-degree murder, first-degree arson and reckless endangerment. The two murder counts for each death consist of counts of murder by depraved indifference to human life and murder by arson, a spokesman for Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson said.

      The police described Mr. Morales as an unemployed high school dropout with a long criminal record who has recently lived in the streets. The police also said he had argued with residents of the building on Fox Street, whose owner often let in the homeless. Troubled and With a Bad Temper

      Intertwining her fingers, Mr. Morales’s mother, Cecelia, sat in her living room a 900 East 167th Street insisting that her son was incapable of such a crime.

      “My son has a bad temper,” she said. “He argues with people. He argues with me. But he wouldn’t harm anyone. He did not do this thing.”

      Mrs. Morales and another son, Roberto, and several neighborhood residents depicted Mr. Morales as a troubled youth whose slight mental retardation had long subjected him to failure in school and classmates’ taunts.

      Mrs. Morales said Luis left about a year ago and had been arrested in a burglary and crack sales. But she added that although he sometimes stayed away from the family apartment, he was staying with friends, and not on the streets. ‘A Lot of Pain This Week’

      A mile away, another family struggled. Jacqueline and Jeannette Mitchell prepared to bury their mother, Alberta, who died in the fire. Mrs. Mitchell, 42, began as a part-time custodial worker about a year ago at Public School 150, across the street from the burned building. She became a permanent employee in September, her daughters and school officials said.

      “We’ve been in a lot of pain this last week, a lot of confusion,” said Jacqueline Mitchell. Referring to the suspect, she added: “He should understand what he’s done to us. He’s made a lot of people very unhappy.”

      Neither the prosecutor’s office nor the police would comment on Mr. Morales’s record.

      Roberto Morales said that shortly after he and his brother had arrived to look at the fire, two detectives took Luis into custody and questioned him at the 41st Precinct station house, almost directly behind the burning building. Mr. Morales said his brother was released shortly after that and went home.

      Neighbors remembered Mr. Stephens, a retired seaman, as a good samaritan who had helped neighborhood residents and who had opened his building to many in need of shelter.

      Photos: Luis Morales, who has been charged with setting a fatal fire last week in the South Bronx, talked to reporters the night of the blaze and asked a photographer to take his picture.; Rubbish that was thrown from the burning house by firefighters trying to reach victims was piled yesterday outside the building at 1074 Fox Street. A memorial wreath hung from the door where six people died. (Photographs by Jim Estrin for The New York Times)

      • Brandon

        Laverne Cox completely withdrew all her support from that entire campaign when she learned of that woman’s history. Have several seats and pipe down now.

      • Guest123498

        What? Cox had time to plan THREE outfit changes for the Emmy’s. but not time to research IN ADVANCE that the convict he was supporting raped and murdered a 4’2″ 13-year-old girl? Really. What actual self-respecting woman would agree to “give voice” to the “dreams” of a male who raped, slashed, burned and killed a child?!? Cox also offers support to Kosilek, who strangled his wife with a piano wire so severely that he almost decapitated her.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        The pronoun that Laverne Cox prefers is ‘she’, speaking of research.

      • Zandy’s Bride

        He can ‘prefer’ all he wants.
        Society is obliged to participate in his delusions or sexual fetish.

    • Stank

      Someone needs to tell the kardashian/jenners they look like cows chewing that gum…hatin ass hoes-literally