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Filmmaker Kevin Smith Loves Brazilian Transsexuals!

At least that’s the comment he made on Twitter:

Are you Brazillian (sp)? I’m only into Brazillian (sp) Trannies. Pre-op.

As I’ve stated before, I think celebrities that make these kind of jokes will reap what they sow in comments around the internet. Celebrity sites will report what the star joked about in jest as a fact, not as humor.

Lady Gaga is the perfect example of this (from The Sun):

“She also said in a recent web blog: ‘I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself a female.’

But GaGa, 23, told Oz’s Matt and Jo show: ‘I’ve made fun of it before but to talk about it is ridiculous.’

Hopefully she’ll learn that making fun of people who already battle ugly stereotypes isn’t nice, isn’t good business, and isn’t funny. I’m a fan of Smith’s movies, so I know there’s not a lot of hope for him. Maybe a new movie? Jay And Silent Bob Come Out?

Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey

Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor.

Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist.

She’s been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday.

As an advocate she’s previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She’s taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana’s Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana – 3/2005).

In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama’s LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

  • Soulmates

    These people don’t realize the difficulties faced by the community that they make cheap jokes about.