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It was deja vu  for Dan Savage who was  doing a Q&A at the University of California Irvine for his upcoming MTV show Savage U  last week when Savage was in the middle of answering a question from a female student who was wondering if her boyfriend was a freak because he watched porn featuring trans women once again got glitterbombed.

According to sources via Toby-Hill-Meyer at Billerico.com

“Savage suggested that her boyfriend was a freak, while freely using the terms “she-male” and “freaky tranny porn.” That is when two individuals ran up and threw glitter on him yelling “Transphobe!” Someone from the MTV tech crew muttered “Oh, not again!” Savage laughed it off and said that being gay he loves glitter.

Later, when another student was asking him about the incident, Savage answered, “I’m used to it.”

For those of you who aren’t aware, earlier this month  Dan Savage was also glitterbombed while giving a Q&A at the University of Nike’s Ford Alumni Center in Eugene, Oregon this time by a group of trans-activist who called themselves the Dan Savage Welcoming Committee (DSWM)

Now I understand that the trans community has some major issues with Dan Savage, and rightfully so may I add.

But really, isn’t there a much better, more constructive way to deal with his language issue.  Like talking with him maybe?

I’m not defending Savage by any means.  But I’m not going to condone these infighting stunts either.

Trans community and Dan Savage TALK TO EACH OTHER AND WORK IT OUT.

And lets put the glitterbombing back where it belongs.  Like in someone like Tony Perkin’s face, okay?

UPDATE: – via Joe My God

 Savage just texted me to clarify that the words being objected to were actually used in a question he read from an audience member. In his response to the question, Savage noted that some folks “have trouble” with the terms. He laughed off the incident, adding that he finds the accusations against him and the act of glitter-bombing to be “ridiculous.”

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