Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Russell Brand defends Bruce Jenner after InTouch magazine cover

British comedian Russell Brand is defending Bruce Jenner days after InTouch mag published a cover with an altered image of the Kardashian Patriarch wearing heavy make-up, saying he was transitioning into a woman. Russell says it's trans-phobic bullying and shouldn't be tolerated...
"This is bullying. Stop. Bruce Jenner is a human being. For some sections of the media, transphobia seems to be the most recent and encouraged form of prejudice, now that racism and homophobia are not tolerated.
“We can’t be homophobic anymore. Can’t be racist anymore. But still can be transphobic though, can we? Don’t this seem like when you see Blade Runner, or some dystopian thing – when you see a bit of telly in a film from the future, and everything’s a bit ‘hello, we’re evil now! It’s such a celebration of the worst aspects of human values. What this does is it sanctions people being judgemental and cruel towards transgender folk. This climate of bullying and judgement and cruelty is a violence of its own nature." he said
Trans-phobia - a range of antagonistic attitudes and feelings against trans-sexuality and transsexual or transgender people, based on the expression of their internal gender identity - Wikipedia

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