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Tim Gunn Thinks Hilary Clinton Has “Cankles”, Dresses Like “She’s Confused About Her Gender”

On The Carlos Mencia George Lopez Show last night, Project Runway‘s Tim Gunn criticized Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hilary Clinton for wearing “Jersey Shore style… big, baggy, menswear=tailored pantsuits that are unflattering” and don’t hide her “cankles” adding, “I think she’s confused about her gender!” After recounting his respect for Clinton’s intellect, tenacity and government service Gunn said, “I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion.”

Ahh-ha. (ahem)

There’s no better way to show your respect for an accomplished woman in politics than calling her mannish, gender-confused, and publicly mocking her fashion choices. After all, Clinton’s most important role as Secretary of State is Diplomat of Style.

Yeah, he was making a cheap joke on a cheap talk show, but as a gay man, we thought Gunn should know better than to reduce a woman to her clothes. Miss Representation and The Celluloid Closet both challenge this very issue: by ridiculing a underrepresented group’s for superficial reason you dehumanizes both them and your audience.

No really Tim, cut the shit out. We like you more than this.

So… ayone wanna take bets on how long it will take until Gunn’s Twitter/blog apology?

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jul 27, 2011
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  • 22 Comments
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      The Borg Queen just doesn’t care anymore. Here’s the worst picture of her I’ve ever seen.

      http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b7MIwYdDVTM/Tig8WIB_tjI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/LlhJdjpuJ-w/s1600/Hillary+Clinton.JPG

      Jul 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • timncguy
      timncguy

      I don’t think it’s a very good idea for Tim Gunn to be talking about gender confusion based on his voice and mannerisms.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      It’s so cutely laughable when Queerty gets preachy about LGBT people making fun of other LGBT people when ya’ll do exactly that so often.

      Also, I’ve only seen the trailer for Miss Representation but I wonder if the film explores how the same absurd depictions in the media apply to men in different ways as well as just about every other group too.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kenover
      Kenover

      Nasty old queen! Tim Gunn seems to be coveting Mister Blackwell’s title of Bitchy Fashion Critic to the Masses. If the tiara fits….

      Jul 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      Boy, if you ever wanted to accelerate the trip to the bottom of insignificance.

      You’re trashing accomplished women, gender-identity, AND people from New Jersey?!!

      Do the gayz have to keep this one or can we throw him back?

      Jul 27, 2011 at 7:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete n SFO
      Pete n SFO

      and seriously, how is making fun of Hill’s appearance not gay-bullying?

      Would we offer the same advice given us? Lighten up… ?

      Jul 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      Uggg…why is this old self-castrating weirdo giving
      this kind of shade? BTW, makes me ill that young gay men
      consider this creature a role model. He has one lousy
      heart ache and he gives up relationships and sex? What a
      thin skinned WIMP. Not who I want young men to become.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MBear
      MBear

      A better response would have been that he would LOVE the opportunity to work with her on her fashion choices because “…she could send a stronger message about American fashion”.

      Since he was just negative and catty, he just comes across as a bitchy queen…which CAN be fun and scandalous and give us something to bitch about. ;)

      Jul 27, 2011 at 8:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • timncguy
      timncguy

      @MBear: @MBear: And, being a bitchy queen could be perceived as being confused about his gender. LOLOLOL

      Jul 27, 2011 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JEFFUWS
      JEFFUWS

      Tim is right. He has said it before: Hillary doesn’t understand the semiotics of fashion

      Jul 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devington
      Devington

      Oh get the sand out of your vagina. She’s very mannish and her pant suits are awful.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • of course
      of course

      Tim sounds like an old frump himself when he repeats this tired line. It’s the verbal equivalent of a pantsuit.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Oh Come on, Boehner can be mocked for being orange, and McConnell for looking like a cageteria lunch lady but Clinton can’t be told that her clothing is unflattering by somebody who’s job is to judge clothes. (Eye Roll) It’s his JOB to notice these things.

      Jul 27, 2011 at 11:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mgreehan
      mgreehan

      I usually hate when people point out small grammatical errors, buuut maybe a little more proofreading on this article would have been helpful.

      “…by ridiculing a underrepresented group’s for superficial reason you dehumanizes both them and your audience.”

      Jul 28, 2011 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gherkin
      gherkin

      He needs to get LAID. Apparently, it’s been about 50 years.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 1:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seaguy
      seaguy

      She has no time for fashion she is having to clean up the mess Bush made by traveling the globe and trying to get America’s image back where it should be at the top of the pack not the bottom where Bush sent it.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 1:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • disco lives
      disco lives

      The producer of “Will and Grace” (whatever his name is) also made a nasty and bewildering comment about Michelle Obama as well…telling the New York Times that if she spent more time around gay people, she wouldn’t dress so poorly. Never mind that Michelle is frequently praised for her style from all corners and frequently uses young gay designers like Jason Wu and Prabal Garang…

      Some gays are simply out of their mind.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kaderade
      Kaderade

      In the event you all havent noticed, U.S. politics is currently a 3 ring circus at home and abroad. She’s in the thick of it and all Tim Gunn and the fashionista gays are worried about is her pant suit? I like a well dressed person as well as the next but I don’t think we would have even had the same comments made were she a man and I find sexism and gender bullying from Mr. Gunn sad and bitter.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • um_but
      um_but

      @timncguy: BWAAHHAHHHAHAHAHA +1000
      We like you more than this, Tim. NOT…speak for yourself, Daniel

      Jul 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan Balehead
      alan Balehead

      NOW WONDER WHY EQUAL RIGHTS ARE TAKING SO LONG…

      Jul 28, 2011 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bishop1j
      bishop1j

      “I just wish she could send a stronger message about American fashion.” Her job is a little more important than that. SMH @ Tim.

      Jul 28, 2011 at 10:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ahmad
      Ahmad

      Great i like that, I really appreciate your idea, You have a best thmatic approch …
      Vertical Jump Bible

      Oct 23, 2011 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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