Dame Edna Everage creator, 81 year-old Barry Humphries, is in some HOT water after a grossly offensive rant against trans women. The Australian comedian –who we liked up until now– is best known for his lilac-haired drag persona, Dame Edna. He defended recent comments made by his friend and feminist author Germaine Greer, who has been at the centre of controversy over the last few months. Students at Cardiff University launched a campaign to ban her from speaking at an event due to her history of transphobic remarks. Humphries told The Telegraph,
“I agree with Germaine! You’re a mutilated man, that’s all.
Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner – what a publicity-seeking ratbag. It’s all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something.
If you criticise anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic.”
Yes, Barry, you are two of those and you might be all three. Btw, thanks. The LGBT community has supported your tired drag for decades – who do you think has been going to your shows for the last 30 years? Speaking of ratbags…
Anyway, this all started when early last year, Greer said that,
“just because you lop off your dick and then wear a dress doesn’t make you a fucking woman…. [she]just wanted to take the limelight from his female family members.”
But The Danish Girl‘s Eddie Redmayne just refuted Greer’s comments regarding the reality star in his latest interview with British GQ. Affirming that his dismissal isn’t personal, the Oscar-winning actor said,
“I completely disagree with what she has to say about Caitlyn in relation to why she is making her show.
Of course, Germaine Greer is a woman with extraordinary strength and conviction, but I disagree.”
Me too on the disagreeing, Eddie. One might have problems with Jenner’s family or politics but this is what the trans community is up against from seemingly enlightened people like Greer and Humphries.