I love how IDW Megatron steadfastly refuses to reveal if he’s forged or constructed cold. I especially love it because I think the odds are that Megatron was forged - that in this case, he’s actually a member of the group that has the social privilege.
Megatron is probably a “Point One Percenter,” although that’s never spelled out in the comics as far as I’m aware. If he is, as far as I can tell that means that he was forged, not constructed cold.
Odds are, Megatron is the one with the social privilege here. Confirming that he’s forged wouldn’t hurt him. Socially, it could probably only boost his status - despite the years since the apartheid, there are enough comments made among the cast, and enough unwillingness to reveal their modes of construction, to show that some lingering bias remains. But Megatron refuses to reveal his mode of construction, not because he fears any personal loss of status, but because he thinks the entire system is rotten.
He wants no part in it. He wanted no part in the Functionists categorizing people by their alt-mode, which directly hurt him. But he also wants no part in the segregation by mode of construction, even if he would be on the side that benefits from that segregation.