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Bravo’s “Flipping Out” Star Jeff Lewis Insults Transgender Community With “He/She” Comment

Bravo television which now thanks to Andy Cohen is just slightly one step above LOGO has a new problem to add to the fire as Flipping Outs obnoxious, psychotic gay (non-role model) Jeff Lewis once again stuck his obsessive compulsive foot in his mouth in an interview with CURBED on-line magazine where Lewis insults the Transgender community.

In the srticle titled “Jeff Lewis on Cannibals, Cremation, and Transgender Crack Addicts.” Lewis shows once again just how much of a douche he really is.

Normally when you buy a house, the house is delivered vacant. I thought it was delivered vacant, but when I started the demo I realized there was this basement that I didn’t see during the inspection, and there was a transgender crack addict. A lot of times when you buy a house you inherit a feral cat or a raccoon or something, but in this particular case I inherited a crack addict — no joke! It took me a couple of weeks to get rid of he/she. But I didn’t even know he/she was living there. It was pretty crazy.”

Dr. Jillian T. Weiss,  of the Bilerico Project,  Attemped to contact  Lewis over his’ derogatory use of he/she as well as the headline:

“Your comment about the poor woman living in a basement, and your reference to her as a transgender crack addict,’ along with its use in the title to titillate, is shameful. Transgender people are human beings, and not to be used as the butt of your jokes, regardless of their poverty or sobriety issues. 

The title ‘Cannibals, Cremation and Transgender Crack Addicts is a blatant attempt to titillate the audience by suggesting a Silence of the Lambs-type comparison between trans people and the gruesome practice of cannibalism and the macabre subject of cremation. Had there been a story about ‘Cannibalism, Cremation and Black Crack Addicts,’ bolded and calling the person a derogatory name, would any sane person doubt that there was a racist subtext, whether ‘intended’ or not? There are, of course, trans cracks addicts, just as there are black crack addicts and many other types of people affected by sobriety issues. This is completely beside the point.”

Jeff Lewis has  refused to comment and Curbed editors stand fully behind the article.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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