A transgender former football champion has made the Maxim Australia’s Hot 100 list for the second year in a row, prompting confusion amongst Aussie netizens. The list, intended to highlight the most successful and beautiful women in entertainment, sports, and pop culture, ranked Danielle Laidley in 92nd place.
As well as losing contact with his family after coming out, Laidley, who is over 6-feet tall, was arrested in May 2020 for stalking a woman after bombarding the victim, a former tenant, with over 100 menacing phone calls, emails and text messages.
”I am going to ram you with the car when you leave,” Laidley reportedly said to the woman, calling her a “slut” and a “cunt.” When police arrived, Laidley was wearing a dress, makeup, and a blond wig. A plastic bag containing 0.43g of methamphetamine crystals was found tucked into his bra.
During the trial, Laidley’s lawyer blamed his behavior on “gender dysphoria.”
Laidley’s inclusion on Maxim Australia‘s Hot 100 list prompted discussion on social media after lawyer and commentator Katherine Deves called attention to it on X (formerly Twitter).
“Fucking hell. The level of piss taking with this is of epic proportions,” one user responded to Deves.
“Seriously? Is stalking women ok if you’re a man in a dress,” another asked.