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See The Transphobic Tweet About Jennifer Lopez That Jenny McCarthy Tried To Delete

You’d think by now high profile media personalities would have learned to maybe just lay off the transgender jokes. Or if you are going to make one, it had better be the funniest damn joke anyone’s ever heard.

Or, if you’re Jenny McCarthy, you could Tweet this:

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Ha…no.

The story Jenny is cavalierly is referencing is a rumor that J.Lo’s younger sexy man has been linked to a transgender bikini model, hence the “it’s either me or her/him!”

The Tweet was quickly deleted, but as everyone should know by now, screenshots are inevitable these days.

Let’s overlook the fact that referring to an actual person with gender pronouns that they don’t identify with is rude, but “transsexual”? Really? I don’t think I’ve heard that word since the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and even then it was probably out-dated.

And look, we’re not trying to bash Jenny. It was a dumb joke, which she realized, and she took it down. So good on her for either listening to those around her or reaching that conclusion on her own.

Just goes to show that people are still confused about what transgender actually means. But it’s all a learning curve.

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29 Comments

  • gskorich

    where is the transphobia?

  • Desert Boy

    Trans phobic? Hmmmmm. I’m no fan fan of this anti-Vaxx birdbrain but I don’t see it.

  • Cam

    I am surprised, I thought she would be too busy telling people not to vaccinate their kids because she wants them to get measles.

  • corvaspikenard

    @gskorich: I wouldn’t say transphobic, more like incredibly rude by referring to the trans woman as ‘her/him’. That’s a pretty crappy thing to say.

  • gskorich

    @corvaspikenard: do you know how the transperson identifies?

  • Cam

    @gskorich:

    The one he exchanged texts with identifies as a woman.

  • Perfida Limpin

    Cut closet drunk Jenny Mac some slack; she was vaccinated as a child!

  • corvaspikenard

    @gskorich: As female.

  • gskorich

    this is where I am confused. a man can call himself both a woman and female? even though he still has man parts.

  • sweetbrandigirl2004

    @corvaspikenard: Well its depends on whether the person is pre-op non-op or post-op. Because if the person is pre or non op then they are a he whereas if their post-op their female at least in my opinion…ok rain the shit down on me for having an opinion ! My GOD I am an American and as such entitled to my opinion whether you like it or NOT.

  • BrianZ

    @sweetbrandigirl2004: well jeez girl. If you are going to have a meltdown before we get to take you to task … it just really takes the joy out of it. So thanks for ruining it!

    ;)

  • BB45

    who cares?

  • Caine

    OMG are you kidding me?
    People can’t say “transsexual” now or they are labeled “transphobic”?
    Where is RuPaul and Lady Bunny when we need them?

  • Nowuvedoneit

    @Caine: RuPaul is busy giving zero sh1ts. :-)

  • teejay123

    Starting to hate the word transphobic; for a while ‘homophobia’ was bandied around with a similar ease till we realised we were just starting to look like a bunch of pansies. Now it’s just saved for Uganda and genuine human rights violations, rather than celebrity tweets and casual bitching.

    Also – since when was ‘transexual’ decommissioned? I’m pretty sure in the slightly less rarified world of, well, the real world, it’s still pretty commonplace.

  • NoelG

    @sweetbrandigirl2004: If you want your opinions to have credibility instead of being something you are “entitled” to, then your opinions have to be based on fact instead of your own biases and prejudices. The words transgendered and transsexual do have meanings already. If you think your opinion “entitles” you to make things up, you are wrong.

  • NoelG

    I don’t know who wrote this article but the idea that the word transsexual is somehow outdated is just stupid. The word is in common use today. If you want to find people who identify as transsexual, you can easily find plenty of YouTube bloggers who do. The word is common, the word is valid, the word is relevant, the word is accurate.

  • corvaspikenard

    @sweetbrandigirl2004: I really don’t care if they are post-op or not, simply using a gender neutral ‘they’ or ‘them’ is sufficient if you’re confused about their sex or gender.

    Or you could use that thing that everyone has that is used to identify them, i.e. THEIR NAME.

  • Lvng1tor

    Just say Jenny-talia!!!

  • sweetbrandigirl2004

    @NoelG: My opinions ARE based on facts and the fact is people who suffer from GID and feel the need for surgery are Transsexuals while those that DON’T feel the need for surgery are transgender . Thats straight out of the DMSV and has NOTHING to do with bias that you claim I have which for your 411 I don’t.

  • masc4masc

    so if a guy feels like a woman inside (mentally), but he still has ‘male plumbing’, he’s considered a woman (by transsexual standards); isn’t that a bit, well, totally and completely delusional?

  • nevereclipsed81

    not offended, but the joke isn’t funny. if it was 2001 and nobody had thought of the her/him thing then maybe it would have been funny. she’s not a comedian.

  • Cam

    @masc4masc:

    Is it any more delusional than a girl wearing low-rise jeans with her thong poking out of them and thinking she looks good?

    It doesn’t effect me, more power to them. The only time I have issues with the Trans community is when the fringe starts acting like the GLB community is their main enemy and not right wing bigots.

    As for McCarthy, why is she still around? Wasn’t her only claim to fame that she was able to convince straight guys that she was a hot young girl who would burp, fart, and have a beer with them? Didn’t that ship sail for her about a decade ago?

  • Kieran

    How dare she make a joke! Stone her!!

  • sweetbrandigirl2004

    @masc4masc: He’s ONLY considered a Transsexual if he has a diagnosis of GID gender Identity Dysphoria and completes and SOC transition culminating with GRS Gender Reassignment Surgery then he is considered a She. Without ANY of these step they are considered transgender

  • xando

    Oh Queerty.. you SEO Whore, you ;-)

  • masc4masc

    @Cam: what an ineffective analogy. yeah, it’s way more delusional…unless this inappropriately dressed woman you’ve described is walking around claiming she’s a man when she has a vagina, then it’s the same. as long as you have a male reproductive system, “him” isn’t a slur. gender is more than just a state of mind lol

    if this is really a woman, and “she’s” dating jlo’s BOYfriend, isn’t “she” straight??? why is this even of any gay interest at all? just another woman dating a man, right? hmmmmm….

  • gskorich

    if the model has man bits this would be a homosexual encounter, if the model has had full reassignment surgery it would be considered a heterosexual encounter.

  • Brendan

    How is transsexual a hate word now? There is a difference between transgender and transsexual (so she may have used the wrong term( but she was not intending to bash her by that term. And the joke was so benign and making any and every trans-related comment into an attack on the entire trans community is absurd and getting to the point of ridiculousness.

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