NOT OK

Doobie Brothers Singer Michael McDonald Made A Bad “Tranny” Joke

michael_mcdonaldUgh, no, Michael McDonald, please stop.

The singer dropped the t-word in an interview with Rolling Stone this week, apparently trying to make a joke. He’s one of the former singer in The Doobie Brothers, a poppy ’70s band that’s somehow just kept getting recycled for the last 50 years.

In the interview, McDonald mentioned that he’s a fan of a bunch of female singers. The reporter suggested he record some covers, and that’s when he said, “I’m going to come out as tranny on that one,” which what does that even mean? Singing songs that women sang makes you a woman?

OK, look, we get that sometimes you tell a joke, and it sounds great in your head, but then when you say it, it doesn’t totally work. (Such was the case with glitter bombing, a cute idea that was just tedious in execution.) That’s what the hasty Twitter apology is for: immediately after you say your dumb thing, you can just pull out your phone and be like, “er, whoops, that wasn’t ok, sorry everyone.”

But alas, there’s nothing on McDonald’s twitter about the “tranny” comment. For some reason, the most recent tweet is a comment from his lawyer about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. WHAT?

And so, in conclusion, Michael McDonald is weird and hopefully if we spend another 50 years not listening to him he will go away.