|Enough is enough. Saturday Night Live, NBC and Comcast have gone too far by ridiculing Transgender women and promoting misunderstanding about Transgender people in general. |
There are plenty of other topics from which to chose.
I understand SNL attempts to poke fun at everyone but there comes a time when even they have to consider the implications of when something is no longer funny.
Transgender Rights Group Demands that NBC/Comcast Apologize for Transphobic Saturday Night Live Skit
"Estro-Maxx" Skit Degrades and Dehumanizes the Lives of Transgender Women
New York, New York - On Saturday, January 29, NBC's Saturday Night Lived aired a cruel and transphobic skit. It revolved around "Estro-Maxx" and it amounted to nothing more than an attack on transgender people.
The piece purported to represent transgender women during gender transition on "Estro-Maxx" hormone therapy, and mocked them with representations of men with facial hair wearing dresses. It was an attack on transgender women, plain and simple.
"Degrading, dehumanizing and ridiculing transgender people isn't comedy," said Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) executive director Michael Silverman. "Saturday Night Live's skit contributes to the toxic brew of intolerance that leads to real-life discrimination, harassment and violence for transgender people."
TLDEF demands that NBC and its owner Comcast apologize and take steps to ensure that similar segments do not air again in the future.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 1/31/2011 08:59:00 AM