Eighty-five-year-old drag star Dame Edna says comments she made in 2016 regarding transgender women were misinterpreted.
“Nothing has been more grotesquely interpreted,” Barry Humphries (Edna’s alter ego) told The Sunday Times Magazine. “Edna carefully said she thought that men who had themselves castrated did not become women, and that got taken the wrong way.”
The defense came in regards to a 2016 interview in which Humphries–in his Dame Edna persona–agreed with Australian writer Germane Greer that transgender women are merely castrated men. “I agree with Germaine,” Humphries said at the time. “You’re a mutilated man, that’s all. Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner—what a publicity-seeking ratbag.”
Humphries, it should also be noted, is a hearty Trump supporter.
Aaaaand he plans to take his Dame Edna character out on the road later this year in a new tour.
Yeah, lets see how THAT goes….
(via Queerty; Photo: Avalon)