Katy Tur’s mother, Hanna Zoey Tur, criticized her daughter in a Facebook post on Tuesday in which she claims the NBC reporter doesn’t support the LGBT community.
“My daughter is ‘terrified’ to meet me,” Zoey Tur wrote. “She told me the day My x GF [Star Wars actress] Carrie Fisher died that she was going to ‘set things right’ and come see me.”
“That was 171 days ago,” she continued. “Her promise was a whole lot a nuthin.”
The New York Times published a profile on Saturday in which Tur disagrees with Zoey Tur’s version of their relationship, which alleges that they’ve been estranged since Zoey started her gender transition.
“It’s not that she’s transphobic,” Zoey Tur said in that profile. “It’s that her hero father has become this. And it’s fear of not fitting in. It’s the pressure of being on network television.”
“We were not on speaking terms for a little while,” Katy Tur responded, “but that’s not because of the transition.”
“On June 8th a turned 57 and no call-not even an email,” Zoey Tur wrote. “On Pride Sunday the NYTimes published a story about Katy that left me humiliated. The timing and optics couldn’t be worse.”
“Truth is my daughter does not support the LGBT community,” Zoey Tur continued. “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.”