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MTV: Sorry For Laughing Along At Blatant Jersey Shore Transphobia

MTV is tres sorry for its Jersey Shore reunion show, where cast mates and MTV host Julissa Bermudez had a good laugh at those, ahem, tranny freaks.

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As Queerty first reported, the reunion show revisited Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino’s club flirtations with a possibly trans woman — where the cast members promptly shared their litmus test (“If you have to think about it, it’s a tranny, stay away”) and Bermudez asked Mike, “Who was that tranny? Was that your girl? What was up with that?” Now GLAAD relays the reunion show will now be edited to remove that segment “after this current rotation cycle.” In the meantime, the network released this statement: “The segment in question was certainly not meant to be insensitive, but in retrospect we realize that it was offensive to some viewers. We sincerely apologize.”

Here’s a thought: With Vinny Guadagnino releasing his own It Gets Better video, how about the whole cast film a message specifically addressing transphobia? Because really, when Vinny says he and his pals would never engage in bullying — “No matter how out of hand things get, you’ll never see us making fun of somebody for who they are or who they choose to love, especially if they’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender” — he lied.

“If there’s anyone I hate on, it’s a bully.” Prove it.