You long time TransGriot readers know I can't stand the new jack minstrel show that Chuck Knipp puts on. I've posted more than a few times and written columns about how insulting this 'act' is to me and other African-Americans gay, straight or transgender.
It seems like Chucky definitely has his water on for Jasmyne Cannick. She's been singled out by SQL defenders for the ongoing campaign protesting the SQL show. There's now a website called banshirleyqliquor.com that seeks to end this ongoing insult to Black womanhood.
First it was putting Jasmyne's private phone number and e-mail address on his website, which ended up with her receiving death threats from Chuck's fans.
Now this bullshyt. Either he or someone in his camp took Jasmyne's head and photoshopped it to the body of Annie Hawkins-Turner, a porn star with 120XXX breasts.
This is what Jasmyne had to say about it.
So I decided, after much thought, to post the photo that Charles Knipp, aka Shirley Q. Liquor, tactlessly posted on the homepage of his website last week.
Yes, that's my face, no that's not my body. That body belongs to Annie Hawkins-Turner, better known as porn star Norma Stitz, get it...enormous tits. And while, Ms. Hawkins-Turner made a name for herself with her extremely large natural breasts, 120XXX-50-60 to be exact, I make mine from my work in politics, journalism, and social justice activism.
...This is about a man, a white man, a white gay man, who dresses up in drag and blackface for other white people, mostly gay, and mimics Black women. This is about the fact that there was a campaign launched against him in 2007 that cost him money with canceled shows. This is about the fact that someone took the time to report on his racist blackface minstrel act and he didn't like it.
...If Knipp is such a bad ass, why post my photo on a porn star? All he ever had to do was just name the date time and place to debate me one on one about his racist and derogatory show. I mean after all, the man obviously has no problem dressing up and imitating a Black woman, he should have no problem debating one.
Jasmyne, I don't see it happening because Chucky wouldn't last five seconds with you.
I issued the same debate challenge to SQL defenders here in Louisville and as of yet no one has stepped up to accept it. What they did do was browbeat my former editor into cancelling my three year old column last September in the local GLBT paper by threatening to yank ads if it didn't go bye-bye.
But whether you agree with her or not, what was done to Jasmyne was disgusting, unacceptable and nekulturny. If you're wondering what the word nekulturny means, it's Russian for uncultured.
Chucky claims to love and honor Black women, but his vicious actions directed at Jasmyne Cannick and the negative portrayal of African-American women through his SQL character belie that.