Friday, March 14, 2014

Wendy Williams Steps Into Transphobic Territory Again

Wendy Williams is already on my caca list for her misgendering comments of Viola Davis during the 2012 Oscars, and has a long, negative history with the trans community already with some past problematic incidents and comments from her shock jock radio days..  

She just poured more gasoline on the simmering fire with her transphobic comments on a recent broadcast of her talk show.  

Williams along with a panel discussed trans athlete Chloie Jonsson.     She is suing CrossFit for not allowing her to compete in the women's division of the CrossFit Games. 

Williams and panelist Joe Pardavila then uttered some transphobic comments on top of all the misgendering of Johnson while spouting ignorant non-science based myths about trans athletes that hearken back to the same bull feces that used to be said to justify segregated sports in the bad old Jim Crow segregation days. 

It's bitterly ironic that as someone who routinely gets slimed and misgendered by Black gossip bloggers as a trans woman, you would think that Williams would at least be more sensitive and aware to not do the same to other people and put out ignorant commentary about trans people on her TV show.

But that would be expecting too much from Wendy Williams. 

TransGriot Update:  I originally had the video from the Wendy Williams show on this post, but she has removed it and apologized for the comments.   But the wonderful aspect about the Net is once you post something it's around on somebody's server forever and this video is specifically of the offensive segment. 

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