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Conan O’brien Mocks Transsexuals For Easy Laughs

conannotfunAs if transsexuals needed any help being stigmatized, Conan O’Brien did his part  to further negative stereotypes with a comedy sketch portraying transsexauls as mustached strippers.

To make matters worse  the liberal leaning website, Huffington Post, promoted the video on its site.  Just another example of how transphobia isn’t a left/right thing.

  • Evie

    I already knew Conan O’Brian was a douche. This just proves it.

  • Evie

    I already knew Conan O’Brian was a douche. This just proves it.

  • Kelli Busey

    I was so disipointed in O’brian. He lost me on that one.

  • Kelli Busey

    I was so disipointed in O’brian. He lost me on that one.

  • He wasn’t mocking transsexual women. He was mocking silly transgender men. I thought it was hilarious.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Oh yes, because there aren’t any transsexual women doing sex work to get SRS.

      If you thought that was funny, you’re a very cruel person.

  • He wasn’t mocking transsexual women. He was mocking silly transgender men. I thought it was hilarious.

    • Marti Abernathey

      Oh yes, because there aren’t any transsexual women doing sex work to get SRS.

      If you thought that was funny, you’re a very cruel person.

  • I don’t find Conan to be sensitive about pretty much anything. *sigh*, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the latest stunt. Well, at least Leno is back soon!

  • I don’t find Conan to be sensitive about pretty much anything. *sigh*, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at the latest stunt. Well, at least Leno is back soon!

  • P.S. Conan has pulled this before:
    His show came to San Francisco ,(while I was living in SF still), and he had a skit basically taunting San Francisco’s inclusion of trans people.
    It was to say the least very depressing and upsetting even while I was on antidepressants.

  • P.S. Conan has pulled this before:
    His show came to San Francisco ,(while I was living in SF still), and he had a skit basically taunting San Francisco’s inclusion of trans people.
    It was to say the least very depressing and upsetting even while I was on antidepressants.

  • We need to remember the horrible comments made on KRXQ radio of Sacremento, CA. After an uproar from the community, twelve major sponsors backed out. As an LGBT community we command an estimated $712 billion chunk of the U.S. econmy, we need to exercise that power. Write the sponsors of Conan O’Brian and remind them we will not tolerate that kind of derogatory humor or treatment. Encourage your friends, family and comunnity to do the same!!!

  • We need to remember the horrible comments made on KRXQ radio of Sacremento, CA. After an uproar from the community, twelve major sponsors backed out. As an LGBT community we command an estimated $712 billion chunk of the U.S. econmy, we need to exercise that power. Write the sponsors of Conan O’Brian and remind them we will not tolerate that kind of derogatory humor or treatment. Encourage your friends, family and comunnity to do the same!!!

  • It Really does suck to be us!!!!
    and they wonder why The TG TS, IS, Communties have a higher rate of suicide and depression.
    It always boggled my mind when Nurses and doctors tried to figure out why we end up in psych wards constantly.
    I guess you cant fix stupid.

  • It Really does suck to be us!!!!
    and they wonder why The TG TS, IS, Communties have a higher rate of suicide and depression.
    It always boggled my mind when Nurses and doctors tried to figure out why we end up in psych wards constantly.
    I guess you cant fix stupid.

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  • Gina Douglas

    I did not find this sketch offensive at all. I watch Conan every night and he mocks everybody. Many comics focus on mocking celebrities, but Conan spreads it out. He also does more self-mockery than any other comic. We don’t need to be above a little mockery.

    However, this sketch didn’t even mock transsexuals. It was more mocking of tabloids and himself. Conan was setting up an embarrassing picture of himself to sell to the tabloids. This is a running gag that he does about once a week, so he has to dig deeper every week to come up with something better than the last one.

    Conan was setting up a picture of himself being drunk and caught in an embarrasing situation, in this case a strip club. So he has two gorgeous models laying on his table. So he says, “Let’s make it more embarrassing,” and the sign for the club changes to Trannies, and the women put on fake mustaches. Even now, it makes me chuckle.

    • Marti Abernathey

      So trannies have mustaches? And are strippers? You can justify it any way that makes you feel better, but I think it’s obvious he did. Just because he was mocking the tabloids and himself doesn’t mean that he wasn’t smearing transsexuals too.

    • Lee

      The implication is right there, you said it.

      Transsexuals are embarrassing! Let’s all laugh!

      Even now, it makes me sick.

      • Marti Abernathey

        Yet you’re here on a trans website, commenting on a trans story. What does that say about you? 1. Troll? 2. Disappointed man looking for shemale porn? And why would transsexuals embarrass you? That makes little sense.

  • Gina Douglas

    I did not find this sketch offensive at all. I watch Conan every night and he mocks everybody. Many comics focus on mocking celebrities, but Conan spreads it out. He also does more self-mockery than any other comic. We don’t need to be above a little mockery.

    However, this sketch didn’t even mock transsexuals. It was more mocking of tabloids and himself. Conan was setting up an embarrassing picture of himself to sell to the tabloids. This is a running gag that he does about once a week, so he has to dig deeper every week to come up with something better than the last one.

    Conan was setting up a picture of himself being drunk and caught in an embarrasing situation, in this case a strip club. So he has two gorgeous models laying on his table. So he says, “Let’s make it more embarrassing,” and the sign for the club changes to Trannies, and the women put on fake mustaches. Even now, it makes me chuckle.

    • Marti Abernathey

      So trannies have mustaches? And are strippers? You can justify it any way that makes you feel better, but I think it’s obvious he did. Just because he was mocking the tabloids and himself doesn’t mean that he wasn’t smearing transsexuals too.

    • Lee

      The implication is right there, you said it.

      Transsexuals are embarrassing! Let’s all laugh!

      Even now, it makes me sick.

      • Marti Abernathey

        Yet you’re here on a trans website, commenting on a trans story. What does that say about you? 1. Troll? 2. Disappointed man looking for shemale porn? And why would transsexuals embarrass you? That makes little sense.

  • I left a displeased comment on Huffington Post. I doubt it’ll do much, however.

    This is, alas, another sad example of the type of media penetration and attention we get, as they butts of jokes like this. The basic premise behind Conan’s series here, faking his own paparazzi scandals, has a lot of comedic potential. But going where he did with it was more than a little cruel.

    This, in the grand scheme of things, is relatively small but it stings all the more due precisely to the dearth of *real* storytelling about our issues and lives. This kind of crap would be at least slightly more tolerable if we had documentaries on major channels that told our story in an unfiltered way, or movies that showed the real triumphs and challenges of our lives. But we don’t.

    There’s a goldmine of humour to be had about our lives, but if you note the rare cases where good T-humour made an appearance (various TS Roadmap pages, Venus Envy, a webcomic) the joke is about the absurd situations we often find ourselves in or the terribly tangled web society leaves us trapped in. A new movie by Andrea James and Calpernia Adams explores the lighter side of living in stealth, for example.

    In all these cases the humour is about the awkward positions society puts us in, which can be quite funny! But in nonsense like this Conan skit the joke is entirely on us and how ‘freakish’ we are. Nothing deep, just a cheap laugh as the headline states.

    • Marti Abernathey

      And that’s what bothers me the most. It’s a cheap, easy laugh that does nothing but promote old, worn out stereotypes. It’s tiresome.

  • I left a displeased comment on Huffington Post. I doubt it’ll do much, however.

    This is, alas, another sad example of the type of media penetration and attention we get, as they butts of jokes like this. The basic premise behind Conan’s series here, faking his own paparazzi scandals, has a lot of comedic potential. But going where he did with it was more than a little cruel.

    This, in the grand scheme of things, is relatively small but it stings all the more due precisely to the dearth of *real* storytelling about our issues and lives. This kind of crap would be at least slightly more tolerable if we had documentaries on major channels that told our story in an unfiltered way, or movies that showed the real triumphs and challenges of our lives. But we don’t.

    There’s a goldmine of humour to be had about our lives, but if you note the rare cases where good T-humour made an appearance (various TS Roadmap pages, Venus Envy, a webcomic) the joke is about the absurd situations we often find ourselves in or the terribly tangled web society leaves us trapped in. A new movie by Andrea James and Calpernia Adams explores the lighter side of living in stealth, for example.

    In all these cases the humour is about the awkward positions society puts us in, which can be quite funny! But in nonsense like this Conan skit the joke is entirely on us and how ‘freakish’ we are. Nothing deep, just a cheap laugh as the headline states.

    • Marti Abernathey

      And that’s what bothers me the most. It’s a cheap, easy laugh that does nothing but promote old, worn out stereotypes. It’s tiresome.