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MTV Apologizes For Jersey Shore Use Of Transphobic Slur

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Their owning up to the mistake, so we hope GLAAD accepts the apology.

During last week's Jersey Shore reunion special, the boys used an offensive slur while discussing one of The Situation's many hookups. On air, the guys rag on Mike for flirting with an unidentified person they called a "tranny."

Needless to say, GLAAD was not happy about this. The organization described it as "one of the most blatantly transphobic scenes aired anywhere on television in the last few years."

In effort to show some good faith, MTV has issue an apology on the matter and has remove the offending segment after the current rotation cycle. As for their apology, the statement reads:

"We appreciate GLAAD voicing concern about the Jersey Shore reunion special. The segment in question was certainly not meant to be insensitive, but in retrospect we realize that it was offensive to some viewers. We sincerely apologize."

Pushing boundaries doesn't always mean it's alright to hurt people's feelings. We hope MTV sees that now.

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78 comments to “MTV Apologizes For Jersey Shore Use Of Transphobic Slur”



  1. 1

    uhhhhh….is "tranny" not appropriate to say? If so I'm out of the loop



  2. 2

    Fuck it's so annoying how gays are in your face lately



  3. 3

    So this is what it's come to. We have to apologize everytime we say "tranny", "gay", "retard" etc. Even if it's not saying it in a rude manner.



  4. 4

    Oh my God…TRANNYS are fucking gross! Who cares if you call em a tranny? Jesus, those "people" dont even have feelings. Fuck them.

    If you're a tranny, may you burn in hell.



  5. 5

    You the f%%k cares?



  6. 6

    I'm sorry. This is ridiculous. How sensitive do we get before we a making a mockery of ourselves?



  7. 7

    So what the hell do they want to be called?? And who are YOU to preach about hurting people's feelings? Aren't you the one who makes your living hurting people's feelings?? Ugh. I haven't been to your site in a few months now, but I see it hasn't improved much. Every blog is still a contradiction.



  8. 8

    Okay, so I get that black people can call each other the "n" word when no one else can, so by that thinking, the only people who should be allowed to use "tranny" are transgendered people. HOWEVER, gay men use tranny all the time like "hot tranny mess", etc. Why is it okay for gays to use the term, but not straights, even if neither are transgendered.?



  9. 9

    So sick of this political correctness BS. Why should the use of the word Tranny be construed as insensitive?? I dont get it. Tranny = transgender, transsexual, whatever. I don't see how shortening the word when referring to to some freakshow TRANNY is insensitive. Fuck it im gonna keep being insensitive.



  10. 10

    it was no different that glee used the word tranny this week in the rocky horror episode, so is glaad demanding an apology as well?



  11. 11

    huh… Isn't tranny the word transgender people use when talking about themselves?



  12. 12

    Fuck trannys!



  13. 13

    Agreed! You shouldnt be calling them that!



  14. 14

    So how exactly should they have referred to this person who is in fact a transvestite? So ridiculous. And if they were so proud of being a tranny - yes I said it - then why did they try to hide it by covering up their hands with gloves, there adams apple with a choker etc?



  15. 15

    Um I know loads of people who use tranny as a derogative against people, but not against actual transsexuals/transvestites. It's like people using "gay" I'm gay, and I don't give a shit if they call something gay…. it's not meant as a personal attack to me from most people is it?



  16. 16

    GET OVER IT! People are way too sensitive today. People get upset over everything. Pick your battles.

  17. Sgirl says – reply to this


    17

    Why on earth would MTV apologize for that? How stupid. It was a tranny. Trannys are negative. It was meant in a negative tone. When every member of the cast of Jersey Shore spoke of the incident with the tranny, they were being derrogatory towards trannies. Yet, Perez, you want to worship these people and dress up like them? Why are you such a hypocrite? Who cares if someone says Tranny. That's exactly what the shortened version is. What the fuck else would you call them? What's next they will apologize to pedophiles, rapists, murderers? Give me a break. Fuck the disgusting trannies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  18. 18

    this COUNTRY IS GOING BACKWARDS. If anyone deserves an apology it is the GIRL FOR BEING CALLED A TRANNY. GLAAD, the aclu, and all these other groups, have got to stop on the ridiculous here. SAVE IT FOR THE SERIOUS ISSUES. Political Correctness has gotten out of hand. In less then 2 years, the tension in this country has gotten SO BAD, THE ANIMOSITY, THE HATRED…. and you can look straight at the White House and thank OBAMA AND HIS FRIENDS for dividing the country. quotes like telling Hispanics to fight the enemy, meaning REPUBLICANS, IS DIVISIVE and WRONG FOR A PRESIDENT TO SAY. To tell the republicans that they can come along but 'THEY HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK OF THE BUS'?????? that is NOT FUNNY, and if a white person said it, he/she would have been called the racist person since jesse helm. This country is going to explode from the tension and anger, and it is going to be ugly.



  19. 19

    So you can't call a transvestite or transexual a tranny? What complete and utter nonsense. I have heard them calling themselves that for years as well as gays call them tranny. I have an idea for you GLAAD, why don't we just refer to them as f*cked up in the head?



  20. 20

    Seriously? Since when is that wrong? A Transsexual isn't allowed to be a Tranny? Then WTH do you call them if you want to abbreviate Transsexual?



  21. 21

    you only say this is ok because your connection to the jersey shore. if this was anyone else you'd be freaking out saying how an apology is not enough and yadda yadda.

  22. SS18 says – reply to this


    22

    Oh my god, get the fuck over it. If I made out with a guy who was secretly a girl I would flip the fuck out too. The show gets ratings like that.
    Stop being so sensitive. Fucking christ.



  23. 23

    "They're"

  24. 6one9 says – reply to this


    24

    So the fuck “`what!!!!!!! A straight dude doesn't want to hook up with a tranny.
    AND?? But “IF “ it were “say reversed“` then No PROBS““ right?? Just like I wouldn't want to hook up with a transvestite. BFD already“`REALLY!!! People really need to grow some “` thicker skin. It's a sexual preference for “ cripes sake““` get over it!



  25. 25

    Are you fucking serious!? They shouldn't apologize for that shit. That bitch was a…TRANNY!!! HELLO! What the fuck else are they suppose to call it? No wonder you gays constantly get bullied. Ya'll always act like lil bitches! STFU. Tranny. Tranny. TRANNY! Sue me.

  26. tadge says – reply to this


    26

    straight guys have a thing about trannies! transphobic- what next? hetrophobic?



  27. 27

    Trannies wuz trannies yestiddy,…and trannies be's trannies tamara.



  28. 28

    I didn't have time to read the article, but what does it mean if you call someone a Tranny, are you suggesting they're from Transylvania? So it's like a vampire insult or something? I didn't even know vampires had their own anti-defamation league, good for them I guess.



  29. 29

    Transphobic slur? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Stupid GLAAD.



  30. 30

    "Pushing boundaries doesn't always mean it's alright to hurt people's feelings." PEREZ YOU ARE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST FUCKING HYPOCRITE



  31. 31

    Perez, you've many tranny jokes MANY times. What was your nickname for Jennifer Aniston?



  32. 32

    what!!!! are you serious???? but it's okay to make fun of fat people? the gay community are the new black community, they are getting too sensitive with words that aren't meant for harm. I get it, homosexuals are transitioning into the American society slowly and getting accepted (I accept y'all) but come one i can understand when someone say the F word and the N word, that's just rude, but word like tranny, means nothing to the hetros.



  33. 33

    I seriously didn't know that "tranny" was considered offensive… I don't use that word in my daily life but I wouldn't know that it was considered offensive…



  34. 34

    Aha, GlAAD is the new PETA. I find this hilarious. If anyone says anything related to the gay community you bet your ass GLAAD will release a statement letting you know they are offended because you weren't PC enough. *Sighs* And I never got the memo that said "Tranny" is no longer acceptable. Is 'gay' next? Cause ya know, the appropriate word is 'Homosexual'.



  35. 35

    Political corectness is going to be the death of this society. That, and Obama.



  36. 36

    I wish a network would for once come out and say "GLAAD (or PETA.. or whatever sensitive group is bitching) can lick my nuts. Thanks."



  37. 37

    WHO IS WRITING THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Use THEIR to indicate possession. It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.

    * My friends have lost their tickets.
    * Their things were strewn about the office haphazardly.

    Remember that THEY'RE is a contraction of the words they and are. It can never be used as a modifier, only as a subject (who or what does the action) and verb (the action itself).

    * Hurry up! They're closing the mall at 6 tonight!
    * I'm glad that they're so nice to new students here.

  38. uyeah says – reply to this


    38

    The suits are just TRANNY!!! TRANNY!!!TRANNY!!!



  39. 39

    you are such a hypocrite perez. you called jennifer aniston "Maniston". give me a break, you havent changed at all..you're still a bully….i also noticed how you NEVER post anything about jennifer aniston anymore…why is that? because you cant call her maniston anymore?



  40. 40

    Gays are gays. lesbians are lesbians. And they should NOT be slandered…but tranny is offensive? FUCK OFF. But talk about an opportune time for GLADD garbage bags to make a stink. How fucking funny — FUCK YOU GLADD! You are almost as pathetic as the ADL or the SPLC. Phony organizations that front politically to garner an agenda that has nothing to do with what they fight for. Gays and Lesbians, please wake up to this sham of an organization. I just fucked PETA in the ass and took a dump on the corporate Red Cross. How you like me now? FUCK YOU GLADD! FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUU! BIG DEAL , he said 'tranny'. Go to Santa Monica Blvd, see all the straight boys try and pick up the trannys all night long - that should make up for stupid 'Jersey Shore' comments. FUCK YOU GLADDDDDDD!!!!



  41. 41

    These gay organizations need to be arrested and put in fucking prison. No offense gays, but they abuse the hell out of their so called power (backed by banking organizations as a political tool). shhhhhhh.



  42. 42

    FUCK GLADD! FUCK GLADD!! DIE GLADDDDDD! FUCKING losers.



  43. 43

    FUCK GLADD! FUCK GLADD!! DIE GLADDDDDD!



  44. 44

    FUCK GLADD! FUCK GLADD!! DIE GLADDDDDD! FUCKING losers. Honey Ive got an ass in my cock!



  45. 45

    Enough will all the dumb censorship already!



  46. 46

    This group was not going after MTV - they were going after the Guido straight boys who are deemed 'white'. (HA!) Try harder GLADD. What about the comments made by J WOWW, when the girls went to the tranny fashion store? How about those comments GLADDDDDDDDDDD? Fucking bitter hypocrites. HA!!!!!!!!!!!



  47. 47

    I think Angelina's 'GLADD GARBAGE BAG LUGGAGE' was more offensive that a tranny at a club hitting on Situation and trying to 'GET IT IN'. I think Situation should have dropped his pants and 'taken it in'. NO? THOUGHTS? HAHAHAAHAHAHA



  48. 48

    Re: justtfax – I was on your side up until you made that shit up about sitting at the back of the bus. Obama never said sit at the back of the bus. He never talked about a bus. You obviously have your mind warped by FOX everyday of your life. His analogy has to do with a car. He said that the Republicans put the "car" in a ditch and now they want the keys back to this car. He then said, if they want to be in the car, they'd have to sit in back. Those were his words. How is that racist? How is that having anything to do with blacks and Rosa Parks-type shit? Are you retarded?



  49. 49

    people who hate gays should stfu

  50. melb says – reply to this


    50

    If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck it's a duck- why does the world want to sugar coat the truth?
    So it's easier to swallow it doesn't change anything- you can paint an outhouse it still stinks.
    If you choose to live outside of the norm you choose the consequences.
    If an animal won't do it what the hell makes ya think a person should.
    A tranny? Being called a tranny offends somebody then maybe they should develop a thicker skin they chose this lifestyle.



  51. 51

    PETA just called…they want Situation's nuts in a sling for calling Snooki a chiuhuaha spray painted black. No wait, call Sharpton….Sitch was being a racist. Wait wait…..call PETA, Snooki just put a lobster in freshwater,,,………whoaaaaaaaa hold the phone!!!! Ronnie just said Sammi looks Asian! I think we have a world of racism and everyone needs to be put down so elites worldwide can have larger golf courses and facist sex parties using chinese female throwbacks that escaped forced drowning by the PRC!!!!



  52. 52

    Lame!! Wasn't the person a tranny afterall?? And what is wrong with calling a tranny a tranny? If I were a man, and I were straight, and I was hitting on a man dressed as a woman i.e. a tranny, why couldn't I say that's what happened? I don't think it is offensive at all. It would be more offensive if it were a girl and she looked like a tranny and they all were calling her a tranny! Now that would be rude. Maybe it was, I don't think they showed her.



  53. 53

    So…you can't say "tranny" now? Even trannies call trannies "tranny"! Perez, I get that you are trying to turn over a new leaf and all, but as someone who has CALLED people "tranny" not so long ago, this just comes across as hypocritical. I could give you a pass if you were a year into your transformation into a "kinder, gentler Perez", but it's been what…two weeks?? Come on, Dude!



  54. 54

    Oh FFS guys, thats what they have always been called, and not in a negative way, so now all of a sudden its a bad word I mean really



  55. 55

    No offence, but I have heard many gay people say "hot tranny mess" so isn't this hypocritical?



  56. 56

    Fuck you Perez and Fuck GLAAD! First off, the fucking tranny was trying to get with straight guys. When you do something like that and not tell the guy that you're a tranny, that's wrong. I didn't even know tranny was an offensive word. It's obviously a shortened version of the word transvestite. TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY!!

  57. KBGD says – reply to this


    57

    What I find more offensive is when they call innocent girls 'grenades' and show their face on tv. I mean how humiliating for the poor girls, that is what they should apologize for!



  58. 58

    Re: KBGD – Youre right they shouldnt show their faces, but 'grenades' is very funny. I also like 'zoo creatures', 'zoo animals', 'bronx zoo', and 'huge grenade launcher'. I think its just the boys at war on the dance floor in da club…can you tell I watch the show? lol



  59. 59

    so saying tranny is offensive? ok……..TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY TRANNY TRANNYY MOTHER FUGGIN TRANNY!!!!!!



  60. 60

    Every person is not going to accept gays. It isn't going to happen. Some people ( a lot of people around the globe) find it disgusting if not punishable by death! And you think you can change that?? Probably not. Go to Iran/Iraq, even Dubai and see how it is.
    The term "Gay" is starting to mean "sick little whiner" because of this 'stuff it in the throats of all people' attitude.



  61. 61

    As a g-g-g-gay man, I was not in the least offended by the Jersey Shore's use of the word tranny. That is not inappropriate to me at all, and I thought it was amazing that they were game to show that happen on the show. Puh-lease, it is the intention that matters, and I would be surprised if any of those kids, even Angelina, would be afraid to hang around girls or guys that are gay, bi, or even transgender. This needs to be filed in the when politically correct goes too far, ish…



  62. 62

    Wow, tranny is an abbreviation of the word transexual. HOW IS THAT OFFENSIVE?!
    Fuck me if the world isn't becoming to PC.



  63. 63

    GLAAD r u fucking kidding me? This TRANNY cuz that what he is, should be apologizing for trying to lie about who he is and trying to get with someone who doesn't want to be with him. I'm sick of gays always demanding respect but never giving it back.



  64. 64

    WOW people got upset about that?! BIG FUCKING DEAL they said tranny oh no lets freak out now!!!



  65. 65

    Re: GlowWorm – holy shit GLOW WORM! my little brother used to own you.



  66. 66

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – im a good snuggler what can i say lol



  67. 67

    GLAAD should shut up already. Some chicks do look like trannys and 99% of the population think Trannys are gross, ugly and would never be with one…so yeah shut up retard GLAAD fucks!



  68. 68

    OK… I am one who likes to be sensitive to people's feelings and using the correct terms…. So, I have to ask - when exactly did "tranny" become a derogatory term??? They were referring to someone who looked like a chick but who could have been a man living/acting as a woman. How is referring to that "situation" with the term "tranny" offensive?? I don't get it…



  69. 69

    Tranny is not a slur unless you are an actual woman! GLAAD needs to STFU if they expect to be taken seriously. They also need to stop encouraging eating disorders among the gay male community by condoning outrageous behavior.



  70. 70

    My transmission got offended when I called it a tranny, too. Quick, someone call AAMCO!



  71. 71

    uhhh, who knew tranny was offensive? someone getting offended over ignorance is silly.



  72. 72

    so that means they should stop calling ugly chicks grenades? Cuz it might hurt their feelings :(



  73. 73

    i heart every comment on here. seriously…they ARE tranny's. get the fuck over yourself MTV viewers. who the eff is pissed about that? lemme guess. the catholics. ;-)



  74. 74

    Re: Sheabee – The catholics? They are defending the trannys, saying that MTV went too far showing the 'Italians' slandering the Trannys.



  75. 75

    What ever happened to Free Speech? I don't approve of slurs but must Big Brother be censoring every word that comes out of our mouths?

  76. KBGD says – reply to this


    76

    Re: caravaggio the terrible – i'm going to sound a little confused here because as much as i think it's awful they show the faces of the grenades on the show, i do love the show and they make me laugh. Just a little rough on the poor girls.



  77. 77

    Re: KBGD – They should hide any and all girls who sleep with Situation, I feel sorry for them too,



  78. 78

    Hey Mike it's a good thing Sammie didn't choose you on Season 1 of Jersey Shore, that bitch would have killed your swag and CASH FLOW