At Saturday’s Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Hearts of Gold concert, Kathy Griffin delivered an “in memoriam of very inappropriate words that I probably won’t say again … [because] I’ve evolved as an artiste, as an ally.”
To the tune of Sarah McLachlan’s mournful “Angel,” Griffin listed the now-banned words and phrases that offend “the young gays.”
via The Advocate:
The first was [the “T” word] a term that is now largely considered a transphobic slur but was used more freely when Griffin performed regularly at the center’s Renberg Theatre in the ’90s. “A tough one for me,” she said.
Others included “ladyboy” — “It hurts all the generations, especially all the Malaysian friends and family.”
“Dykes on bikes.”
“Doughnut bumper” — “Doughnuts are a very good food group, and a vagina doesn’t really look like a doughnut. It looks like a beautiful rose.”
“Gash gobbler” – “It’s not really flattering. And also, the gay boys don’t eat carbs, so there’s no real gobbling.”
“Clam snacker — “Vaginas don’t actually have shells.”
“Muff diver,” said Griffin to the loud boos of the audience. “What is this, the fucking debate? Shut up.”
“Sloppy pig bottom” — “There was a time when a sloppy pig bottom was something to be proud of. It was the guy who knew what time to take the Imodium.”
To read the full list of words and phrases, go here.