Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson: 'Transgenders are a punchline...'
Oh dear. Celebrities who don't know the party line on transgenderism often find themselves in hot water with the LGBTQAAI community (not satire, real acronym). You know, since it's the new arbitrary measuring stick of tolerance. Apparently many of us hateful bigots didn't get the memo. Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson? Welcome to the club...
The former Top Gear star has compared “men who want to be women” as “ladyboys” and mocked transgender people as “nothing more than a punchline”.
Jeremy even went as far as to compare those struggling with their gender identity to those with a “Napoleon’s complex”, saying that children who were born in the wrong gender are simply playing at pretending.
Writing in the Sunday Times, the obnoxious 55-year-old said: “As far as I was concerned, men who want to be women were only really to be found on the internet or in the seedier bits of Bangkok.
"They were called ladyboys, and in my mind they were nothing more than the punchline in a stag night anecdote.”
Excuse us for a minute.
Now, while we think it's hysterical, you can guess what happened next...
What's that, Jeremy Clarkson being ignorant and hateful towards trans people? How is this guy a cultural idol?— Ollie Jamie 🏳️🌈 (@Ollie Jamie 🏳️🌈)1453647547.0
Jeremy Clarkson's column on trans issues (just why?) is predictably ignorant and inflammatory.— Ariadne Griffin 🦋 (@Ariadne Griffin 🦋)1453645961.0
Jeremy Clarkson continues to audition to be Donald Trumps Presidential running mate.— Bernadette Nunez (@Bernadette Nunez)1453644573.0
jeremy clarkson is a vile, disgusting creature. pass it on.— amy (@amy)1453644614.0
I'm sure Clarkson is losing sleep over people on Twitter complaining about him. As opposed to, you know, laughing and calling them "ladyboys" too.
Here's some food for thought: in Thailand they are still called ladyboys. Today! That's not an offensive term in Thailand. Up until the last half a decade or so, they were still called ladyboys in much of Europe. The term wasn't meant to be "marginalizing" so much as ladyboys themselves were never meant to be taken seriously. Up until the push of only the last couple years, the transexual community was given no more nor less importance than any other fringe, alternative, making-up-only-0.01%-of-population-earth community.
Jeremy Clarkson's problem here is simply not bowing to the Gaystapo. He's probably old enough to remember when science still mattered, human sex was still a thing, and people were allowed laugh about weird sub-cultures without being accused of hate-speech. Well, welcome to the new world Jeremy Clarkson. Expect the LGBTQAAIP (not satire, real acronym) community to be demanding for your re-education. Hopefully you don't cave under the pressure, but considering the state of Europe, I wouldn't blame you if you did. See, Canada below.