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Does This Cross-Dressing Cop Ad Finally Make The Transvestite Shtick Work?


Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of debate over untraditional portrayals of transgender types, from a drag queen in a tampon advert to two idiotic straight-dude cross-dressers on ABC’s universally detested Work It.

Unlike those questionable portrayals, though, we think the above print ad—created for Chilean over-the-counter eyedrops Red Off—is pretty fab.

It depicts a man, a cop by day, looking a little worse for wear in drag at an apparently wild party. It looks like a fun scene—and the idea, we imagine, is the Red Off will mask the effects of his hangover tomorrow. (Some aspirin and makeup remover might help in that department, too.)

The main stereotype at work here is that police officers can’t be out at work (though this could be a straight cop who likes to cross dress, too).  But they did seem to go out of their way to find the ugliest, sloppiest drag queen in South America.

What say you, Queerty readers—funny, offensive or none of the above?

Source: Copyranter

On:           Jan 30, 2012
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    • Craig R

      There is a difference between drag, transvestism and being transgendered.

      Lets hope we don’t get any transgendered people on here complaining about the other two. It really pisses me off when that happens.

      It is the worst kind of hypocrisy.

      Jan 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW

      well the Transgendered girls will be pissed off cause they renamed the Transvestites as cross dressers…

      But I bet the Transvestites will be happy to see their old name used.


      Jan 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jstwondering

      I can’t stop looking at that delicious hairy man next to him, woof woof! LOL

      Jan 31, 2012 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Janet

      To be honest, I think there are far more important things for trans people to get upset about in this world, than tacky adverts.To me its nothing.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam

      Non-issue. If you are offended, its because you want to be offended.

      Jan 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackie

      If that’s the case less use a white man paint his face black with white lips. Less see what black people has to say bout that.

      Feb 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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