Friday, July 11, 2014

Shut Up Fool Awards- No Fools Zone Edition

It's Friday, and you long time TransGriot readers know what that means.   It's my ongoing weekly effort to expose the fool, fools or group of fools in our societal midst who continue to exhibit mind numbing stupidity, jaw dropping ignorance and over the top hypocrisy.  

And I have fun calling their asses out, too

It's time for this week's edition of the TransGriot Shut Up Fool Awards.  Since I know you're anxious to find out who won this week, I'll shut down the jibber-jabber get right to it.

Honorable mention number one is a joint one for Kanye West and Stacey Dash.   After Kanye went on a problematic 20 minute rant during a July 5 London concert comparing the paparazzi to rapists.   Stacey Dash, in her new gig as a Faux Noise pundit and who had appeared in Kanye's All Fall Down video, then suggested to he needed to spend some time at Riker's Island to know what rape really is.  

Both of them need to have several seats.  

Honorable mention number two is the Ugandan government for making the ludicrous claim that the Anti-Homosexuality Law 'is not meant to punish gays.   

Oh really?  In what delusional world did you come up with that conclusion when the bill call for lifetime imprisonment for repeat violators of it?    Own your homophobic bigotry and the consequences of letting white American homophobes bamboozle you into passing that draconian law. 

Honorable mention number three is Chicago disc jockey UB Rodriguez.   The WGCI-FM disk jockey let loose with this transphobic tweet while commenting on the video Laverne Cox appeared in for the John Legend song You & I.

After initially trying to defend the slur, Rodriguez deleted it.   

As I said in the post discussing the just launched Windy City trans respect billboard campaign,  

Ten of these billboards are being deployed on Chicago's South and West sides and like Channyn, I hope they convey the message to the rest of cis society what transwomen already know.  Transwomen are human.

We're also just trying to live our daily lives without added drama or BS.  

I also hope one of those ten billboards is across the street or near the WGCI-FM studios

Honorable mention number four to the Thanks A Million Corp. for their Add a Kid Line of t-shirts that includes a problematic monkey one.   To promote the line it has multiethnic headshots of kids, and one retailer paired the African-American kid headshot with a monkey t-shirt.

Thanks a Million Corp, did it not occur to you not to have a monkey shirt in the first place, being that African-Americans up to and including the POTUS and FLOTUS still have to deal with that racist imagery?  

Honorable mention number five is Joan Rivers, who refuses to part her collagen injected lips and apologize to the First Lady for her racist and transmisogynistic comment I blasted her for last week.

Honorable mention number six goes to Alex Jones, for doubling down on that transmisogyny that Rivers attacked the FLOTUS with and going even more off the chain with it.

This week's Shut Up Fool Awards winner is Southern Talabaptist President Richard Land, who declared that 'transgenderism is the ultimate rebellion against God' 

Seriously?   The 'ultimate rebellion against God' is you and your SBC fools claiming to speak for the Almighty while trying to erase the irrefutable fact transpeople exist. 

Here's some New Testament for you, from Jesus himself.  .

For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. Matthew 19:12
Trans people are part of the diverse mosaic of human life, and God loves us, too   So you and all your Southern Talabaptists can have several seats in those arena sized churches and have a tall sweet tea flavored glass of STFU.

So let me say this in terms easy for you to understand:   Richard Land, thou art a fool that needeth to shut  thine lying lips    

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