After appearing Tuesday on CNN's Piers Morgan Live, transgender advocate Janet Mock claimed that producers “sensationalized” her story.

Mock appeared on the program to pitch her book Redefining Realness.

Mock told BuzzFeed that Piers Morgan was “trying to do info-tainment.”

“He doesn't really want to talk about trans issues, he wants to sensationalize my life and not really talk about the work that I do and what the purpose of me writing this book was about,” Mock said.

As the interview aired, the show's Twitter account messaged: “How would you feel if you found out that the woman you are dating was formerly a man?”

The show was also tagged with the caption “Janet Mock – Was a boy until age 18.” (The interview is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

“They're not talking about my advocacy or anything like that, it's just about this most sensationalized … meme of discussion of trans women's lives: 'We're not real women, so therefore if we're in relationships with men, we're deceiving them.' So, it just feeds into those same kinds of myths and fears that they spread around, which leads to further violence of trans women's bodies and identities,” Mock said.

“What they're saying is, 'Only until I got the surgery [at age 18], then I was a woman,” she added.

In a series of tweets, Morgan denied that he was transphobic.

“A lot of very irate people accusing me of 'transphobia' because I devoted a third of my show to @JanetMock's inspiring story. Weird,” he messaged. “I've never been subjected to the kind of nonsense that @JanetMock and her supporters are accusing me of now … wish I'd never booked her.”