Susan Sarandon Slams GLAAD Over GLEE "Tranny" Usage War: "You’re way out of control."

Susan Sarandon who starred in a movie whose lead character and star was a Transvestite, the 1975’s original The Rocky Horror Picture Show before Jarret Barrios of GLAAD was even old enough to have his first wet dream has come out swinging at GLAAD’s hys-trans-teria over the fact that GLEE in its “Rocky Horror Picture Show” homage  pulled the word “transvestite” from the script but had no problem using the word “tranny” (and equally bizarrely stripped the show of its cross-dressing dressiness.

Sarandon’s reaction to GLAAD’s outrage over the word “tranny”?

“Nonsense,  What should they have said?” she asked, adding that she knew plenty of people who proudly called themselves “trannies.”  “GLAAD is “getting like PETA — way out of control.”

Responds GLAAD’s  Richard Ferraro: “The word ‘tra—y’ has become an easy punch line in popular culture and many still don’t realize that using the term is hurtful, dehumanizing and associated with violence.”

I don’t want to insult the trans community. Now not being a transvestite I am not really sure if they themselves found GLEE’s (Which happens to to gay friendly show on the air) offensive in the context it was used.  Which btw was not used for cheap laughs as GLAAD states. 

One thing I do know is that perhaps GLAAD should show the same veracity to the REAL BIGOTS who verbally assault us everyday.  Like I don’t know.  Republicans, hate groups, and those types. And start picking their battles better. 

As for Susan Sarandon…..Dammit Janet.  I love you.


Will Kohler

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