Monday, January 31, 2011

GLAAD calls out SNL on their Transphobic skit

GLAAD is putting SNL on blast for an ugly skit that picks on Transgendered people. Here is their statement:
This Saturday, on an airing of Saturday Night Live, NBC (a subsidiary of Comcast) broadcast a dangerous and blatantly transphobic segment which they called ‘Estro-Maxxx’ - the punchline of which was the lives of countless transgender people across the country. 


The piece was a mock commercial for estrogen replacement therapy and featured men with facial hair wearing dresses, meant to represent transgender women. This segment cannot be defended as “just a joke” because there was no “joke” to speak of. The attempted comedy of the skit hinges solely on degrading the lives and experiences of transgender women. Holding people up for ridicule simply on the basis of their identity fuels a dangerous and hurtful climate and puts people in danger, especially given how infrequently the media shines a fair and accurate light on the lives of transgender people.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation calls upon Comcast and NBC to apologize and remove the segment from Hulu and all future airings of the show.
Here's the skit if you missed it

4 comments:

Mr. Toddy English said...

OMG. Now that was in poor taste.

EMikeGarcia said...

I remember when SNL was the funniest and filled with the most talented people ever.

Then Tina Fey left.

luciferosirisarnold said...

I find this funny. Gays are so loud and the minute some one says something they get all bent. Turn the channel and don't put me in the number yall in.
I am gay and I find nothing wrong with this.

Robbie said...

That was way over the top not funny.