During a guest host appearance on Access Hollywood this morning openly gay Lance Bass interviewed openly gay comedian Billy Eichner, star of the Fuse series Billy on the Street on which Eicher offers money to New Yorkers to answer stupid questions when THIS happened.
Via The Advocate:
“So you need to go to Christopher and Hudson and get those trannies on the corner there — that would be perfect,” Bass suggests to Eichner. Eichner agrees, saying “I love a tranny” before realizing his error and correcting himself.
“We’re not supposed to call them trannies anymore,” Eichner says. “Did you see that Neil Patrick Harris called them a tranny [sic] on Twitter?” Bass replies, “Oh, no? Great, now I’m going to get in trouble.”
Cue the “outraged” trans-activist and GLAAD’s inevitable “reach out” (and probable asking for a donation)
I understand how some people are sensitive. But if I had a quarter for every time someone in my community of friends called me “girl”, “faggot”, “fag” or “homo” I’d be rich. He didn’t have any malice behind it. It’s not like using the word “gay” in place of “bad”. There are SO many gays (including transvestites/transgender/transsexuals) who use the term frequently.
There’s much worse things to worry about like ENDA maybe?