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Megan Fox is a Transsexual! Lady Gaga is a Hermaphrodite! Daniel Radcliffe is a Tranny Chaser!

In my search of twitter for transgender/transsexual content for the Transadvocate on Twitter, the tweet: “ZOMG Megan Fox is a transsexual!” comes up repeatedly. The genesis of this meme is from Megan Fox herself:

I am pretty sure I am a doppelganger for Alan Alda. I’m a tranny. I’m a man. I’m so painfully insecure. I’m on the verge of vomiting now. I am so horrified that I am here, and embarrassed. I’m scared.

Another celebrity rumor suggests that Lady GaGa is intersex.  The origin is from the satirical celebrity blog, StarTrash. It joking reports:

It’s not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life. the reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. i have both a poon and a peener. big fucking deal.

In the case of Lady GaGa, the smear is a snarky joke by a celebrity blog wanna-be. But the quote from Megan Fox is self created. The celebrity grapevine reminds me of the prison grapevine in the movie Johnny Dangerously. The meme starts with a bigoted quote from a star and it’s bounced around the net so many times that the joke is washed from the quote and all that is left is the bigotry, masked as fact. This one from Daniel Radcliffe is early off in the cycle:

The one piece of advice I would give to any actor is, if you want to go out on the street without being recognized, without even being looked at, go out with a 6-foot-8 beautiful transsexual, no one gives you a second glance. Especially when you’re 5-foot-5.

This one will probably morph into a rumor that Daniel Radcliffe has a fetish for tall transsexuals. Isn’t it ironic justice that the stereotypes that celebrities use to smear/objectify transgender people end up boomeranging the star that mouthed it?

48 Comments

  1. Since Adam and the myth of the Garden of Eden is a Christian construct…what do you think non-Christians call the Adam’s Apple?

    Went to look it up; curiously, there’s a glam-rock band fromDarjeeling, India called Adam’s Apple.
    http://indianbandshub.blogspot.com/2013/01/adams-apple.html

  2. […] Before anybody gets their panties in a twist, there was once a time when transgender folks* had a sense of humor. […]

  3. Moo says:

    vampires invented the myths about vampires O.O

  4. Doggiesdream says:

    ask your doctor if females have adams apples and then take a look at megans neck and then you will know ….

    you can even see the dead hair folicles on megans face in some of its shots.

    Playing god / That is a ignorant statment .

    Megan was born a boy and her/it’s familly spent a countless amount of money turning her/him/it into a girl because she couldnt get rolled as a little boy .

    My money says that you will never here of megan fox having children because she doesnt have the internal organs to produce life she is a sin against nature….

    • Timbra says:

      She has three children and many pictures showing her bare pregnant belly???? So now what? Seems your ignorance and hate is the only sin against nature I see.

      • Timbra says:

        Oh and yes, females do have Adam’s apples they are just not USUALLY as pronounced as males. Help yourself to a science book will ya.

  5. Keiramackay says:

    Whats the problem with people, transsexuals are no differnt then someone who had a histeririctomy or a nose job. Who the fuck says we should seperate them from male and females and create a sub-class away from the elite. Fuck tradition Fuck everything that seperates someone from their own identity. Should everyone who is a prick be called a prick man or a obeast complusive backstabbing lier be called that or their name ? Ask yourself that question and your playing god. I don't think this society we live in is good enough for transsexuals because we automatically seperate them just like we did with African Americans and handycaps so on

  6. davidpirtle says:

    Oh my god. He wasn't 'using' Lady J. He was making a joke. Geezus, when did we become so insecure as a society that we cannot have a laugh. I know all about stigma and mis-characterization, having been diagnosed for years with schizophrenia. But I don't hit the roof when my friend jokes about me being 'nuts.' We can joke about our differences without meaning, or taking, offence.

  7. Kyller says:

    what's so f'n wrong about that?

  8. Devin Weiss says:

    I go through rumors almost everywhere, that very little in Drag queen Gaga is original and that she is usually a copycat 🙁 I still adore Lady Gaga coZ she is awesome!

  9. Devin Weiss says:

    I go through rumors almost everywhere, that very little in Drag queen Gaga is original and that she is usually a copycat 🙁 I still adore Lady Gaga coZ she is awesome!

  10. Miss Keze 18 says:

    i think Lady Gaga is right i think no one shouldn’t give a fuck whether or not if you’re a boy, girl, or both.Every body should be accepted for what ever they are.i also agree with HLD if that’s what you like don’t give a fuck what other ppl think.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      Ya kinda missed the point. These folks tried to denigrate trans people and in the process soiled themselves by starting internet rumors.

  11. Miss Keze 18 says:

    i think Lady Gaga is right i think no one shouldn’t give a fuck whether or not if you’re a boy, girl, or both.Every body should be accepted for what ever they are.i also agree with HLD if that’s what you like don’t give a fuck what other ppl think.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      Ya kinda missed the point. These folks tried to denigrate trans people and in the process soiled themselves by starting internet rumors.

  12. […] 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. […]

  13. xyz says:

    The title and content of this page gives me the impression that it’s ok for anyone to refer to transgender people as “trannies”. I don’t think it is. I certainly don’t like it. To me it feels like using the n-word to refer to an African-America.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      xyz,
      That’s kinda the point. These celebrities use us as the butt of their jokes and dehumanize us by using these terms.

  14. xyz says:

    The title and content of this page gives me the impression that it’s ok for anyone to refer to transgender people as “trannies”. I don’t think it is. I certainly don’t like it. To me it feels like using the n-word to refer to an African-America.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      xyz,
      That’s kinda the point. These celebrities use us as the butt of their jokes and dehumanize us by using these terms.

  15. HornyLatinDude says:

    He’s 5’5″ anyone he dates will be tall in comparison, i do not think he meant it in a bad way only as a compliment. I’m 5’3″ and i used to only date “tall” girls (happily married to a 6’5″ transwoman for 6 years; with two adopted children). I never met a shorter or equally height transwoman in my life. For us shorties everyone is tall, it’s how we see the world. stop being defensive about it. I’m glad he’s out and about with his “friends”…..G-d bless him and his tall amazons….

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      Horny,

      So if you’ve never met an African American that had a job, would that mean none of them work? Yours is an absurd logic. Hell, I can think of two well known transsexual women that are very petite. Both namoli brennet and julia serano are. And if they were not famous, you’d not know they were trans. That’s just it, those that are not gender variant won’t be clocked. You only “see” the ones that are tall.

  16. HornyLatinDude says:

    He’s 5’5″ anyone he dates will be tall in comparison, i do not think he meant it in a bad way only as a compliment. I’m 5’3″ and i used to only date “tall” girls (happily married to a 6’5″ transwoman for 6 years; with two adopted children). I never met a shorter or equally height transwoman in my life. For us shorties everyone is tall, it’s how we see the world. stop being defensive about it. I’m glad he’s out and about with his “friends”…..G-d bless him and his tall amazons….

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      Horny,

      So if you’ve never met an African American that had a job, would that mean none of them work? Yours is an absurd logic. Hell, I can think of two well known transsexual women that are very petite. Both namoli brennet and julia serano are. And if they were not famous, you’d not know they were trans. That’s just it, those that are not gender variant won’t be clocked. You only “see” the ones that are tall.

  17. HornyLatinDude says:

    Good for Daniel Radcliffe, it’s okay to be friends with Trans people. It’s okay to date them and hook up with. What’s the big deal? A guy has his needs….Transgender people are just people, we must respect them as such. If people talk, let them talk…plus tall women are hot!!

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      It’s ok to be friends with transpeople, yes. What is not ok is to make generalizations based on skewed stereotypes. Not all transwomen are tall, but that is a stereotype that he helped enforce.

  18. HornyLatinDude says:

    Good for Daniel Radcliffe, it’s okay to be friends with Trans people. It’s okay to date them and hook up with. What’s the big deal? A guy has his needs….Transgender people are just people, we must respect them as such. If people talk, let them talk…plus tall women are hot!!

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      It’s ok to be friends with transpeople, yes. What is not ok is to make generalizations based on skewed stereotypes. Not all transwomen are tall, but that is a stereotype that he helped enforce.

  19. Ethan S. says:

    I agree Vanessa! It is nice to just be mentioned, not blown up and exaggerated. I think of what he said as a compliment. Man, every time I hear something about Daniel R. I just like him more and more 🙂

  20. Ethan S. says:

    I agree Vanessa! It is nice to just be mentioned, not blown up and exaggerated. I think of what he said as a compliment. Man, every time I hear something about Daniel R. I just like him more and more 🙂

  21. Josephine says:

    Can’t really go throwing the word trans without biting you in the ASS!

  22. Josephine says:

    Can’t really go throwing the word trans without biting you in the ASS!

  23. Vanessa Law says:

    This made me laugh, thanks for posting 🙂
    I’m personally happy that transgender is being referred to in an offhand way. The world needs to be exposed to us, however it happens in a (mostly non-negative) way.

  24. Vanessa Law says:

    This made me laugh, thanks for posting 🙂
    I’m personally happy that transgender is being referred to in an offhand way. The world needs to be exposed to us, however it happens in a (mostly non-negative) way.

  25. Kathy says:

    Ethan St.Pierre says:
    July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pmMarti Abernathey is a communist. It’s true, I read it on the internet.
    ===========

    That’s columnist, Mr. Littela. I, for one, refuse to believe such shameful allegations.

    I think I hear the telephone ringing.

  26. Kathy says:

    Ethan St.Pierre says:
    July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pmMarti Abernathey is a communist. It’s true, I read it on the internet.
    ===========

    That’s columnist, Mr. Littela. I, for one, refuse to believe such shameful allegations.

    I think I hear the telephone ringing.

  27. fashionistica says:

    Excuse me? When did transgendered people become some item for celebs to “use”? Yes, I remember reading that Radcliffe is not dating Lady J. However, a rumor can easily start because they’re going out to eat together, go to parties together, and they’ve been seen arm in arm. Any male celebrity arm in arm with a woman will be taken full advantage of in this way, and rumors are inevitable. How dare you claim that trans people are just some novelty celebs eventually have to “pay” for.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      My point was that I think it’s ironic when people use transsexuals and then it comes around and bites them in the ass.

  28. fashionistica says:

    Excuse me? When did transgendered people become some item for celebs to “use”? Yes, I remember reading that Radcliffe is not dating Lady J. However, a rumor can easily start because they’re going out to eat together, go to parties together, and they’ve been seen arm in arm. Any male celebrity arm in arm with a woman will be taken full advantage of in this way, and rumors are inevitable. How dare you claim that trans people are just some novelty celebs eventually have to “pay” for.

    • Marti Abernathey says:

      My point was that I think it’s ironic when people use transsexuals and then it comes around and bites them in the ass.

  29. Marti Abernathey is a communist. It’s true, I read it on the internet.

  30. Marti Abernathey is a communist. It’s true, I read it on the internet.

  31. Marti Abernathey says:

    LOL, Lady J is supposedly his “friend”, not romantic interest. Which kind of gets back to my point/makes my point… when stars use transsexuals/transgenders in the media, they will pay for it in the rumor mill. Witness this thread 😀

  32. Marti Abernathey says:

    LOL, Lady J is supposedly his “friend”, not romantic interest. Which kind of gets back to my point/makes my point… when stars use transsexuals/transgenders in the media, they will pay for it in the rumor mill. Witness this thread 😀

  33. Michael says:

    Context for the Daniel Radcliffe quote: His girlfriend is a Trans woman.

  34. Michael says:

    Context for the Daniel Radcliffe quote: His girlfriend is a Trans woman.

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