The fuck does Jon Stewart think he’s allowed to talk about trans women? Will someone craftier than me please make a video montage of the 100+ tranny jokes he’s told throughout his career on the Daily Show?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO IT
Friend of mine on facebook just posted a bunch:
“Hey Facebook,I’m seeing a lot of praise for John Stewart’s segment on how the media is covering Caitlyn Jenner (some of you are even sending it right to me – lol).The segment itself isn’t half bad, and he raises some good points about sexism in the media (while also using some questionable phrasing – of course). That said, can we please not pretend that this makes up for the years of transmisogyny on the show? He hasn’t apologized, he hasn’t acknowledged any sort of wrongdoing, and I’m sure tomorrow he’ll go back to making the same “clever” shemale jokes.Without actually acknowledging that he’s done a lot of harm (and pledging to make a change), his message of support isn’t so much “Hey it’s not cool to mock and insult Trans women” as it is “Hey it’s not cool when other people mock and insult Trans women, in this one instance”.
Like seriously, here are a few direct quotes from the show (there are many many more):
John Stewart: “Yes, Yes. All rise for the honorable Justice Chick with Dick!”
John Stewart: “For instance, how many times have I accidentally picked up a tranny hooker at a truck-stop? I wanna say it’s in the 50s, but it could be higher. I-I-i- guess what I’m saying is I’m nearsighted?”
John Stewart: “I am afraid that when I lumber out of my apartment in a tight dress with my scrotum taped back and my large hands covering my adams apple, somewhere, some bureaucrat will know I am a dude.”
John Stewart: “Governor Bob Riley, of Alabama, is fond of banana pudding… when served off the breasts of a Thai shemale.”
John Stewart: “Now, I’m shocked. I am under the impression, as many other people are, of two facts: the media… are liberal…and Barbara Walters is a shemale”
John Stewart: “And here’s Brazil’s most famous transsexual. Her name’s Roberta Close, but most people agree she’s much better from far away.”
John Stewart: “Among those note leaving, Richmond’s Church of Our Lady Who’s a Dude. Ohhh, tranny bingo!”
“Then, who are the British? Trannies?”
Does that sound like an ally to the Trans community to you?Fuck you John Stewart, don’t pretend to be on our side until you get your shit together.”
This is the best response I’ve gotten so far. And as bad as it sounds, it can’t possibly be near even 10% of what he’s said. Plus I want to reiterate how much I seriously want someone to compile all of his bigotry in video format. I don’t know how one even goes about doing such a thing, but I’m pretty sure it’s a really good way to destroy someone’s legacy.