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Rush Limbaugh Delivers Opinion On “Tranny” Debate: “I See How That Would Be Insulting”

110221_rush_limbaugh_ap_328Leave it to Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh to weigh in on the “tranny” debate with the most surprising opinion.

Limbaugh was inadvertently thrust into debate over the allegedly offensive use of the word “tranny” this week after using the term in a ‘joking way’ on his radio show. He got into a surprisingly professional debate with a transgender caller named Tina, who took issue with his casual reference to transgender women as trannies. “I’ve been for trannies for a long time,” he said.

Limbaugh was chatting about Laverne Cox‘s current Time magazine cover, which highlights an article about transgender rights being the “next” social movement that will challenge America’s courts. Tina informed Limbaugh that referring to transgender women as “trannies” in reference to the Time article was “offensive” and viewed as a “derisive” insult.

Limbaugh, who says he believes conservatives should not oppose transgender rights, also says he thought “tranny” was acceptable and even “hip” because Alec Baldwin used it in his New York magazine apologia.

The two calmly move on to discuss “passing,” anal sex, and an episode of Family Guy that Tina finds particularly offensive. Limbaugh signs off with a resounding “Oh, yeah, I could see how that would be insulting.”

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