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Susan Sarandon Doesn't See A Problem With The Word Tranny

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As Glee covered Rocky Horror Picture Show, it was not the subject matter that created controversy, but the use of a word. GLAAD was up in arms for using the word "tranny" on television.

But Susan Sarandon doesn't see anything wrong with it!

"What should they have said?" said the actress, adding that she many who were proud to be dubbed "trannies." She also felt that GLAAD was "getting like PETA - way out of control."

Although a spokesman for the organization disagrees.

"The word 'tra—y' has become an easy punch line in popular culture and many still don't realize that using the term is hurtful, dehumanizing and associated with violence," said GLAAD spokesman Richard Ferraro.

It seems the term varies on an individual basis, but it seems Miz Sarandon doesn't care about tiptoeing around it.

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55 comments to “Susan Sarandon Doesn't See A Problem With The Word Tranny



  1. 1

    This country needs to get over all of the political correctness garbage already. There are many things that ANY person could find offensive if they had that much damn time on their hands to gripe about it. Geez people, the pussification of America needs to STOP!



  2. 2

    WTF is wrong with Tranny??? Seriously people, get over the political correctness!



  3. 3

    Yep, she's totally correct in comparing PETA and GLAAD.
    Seriously, Tranny? What's wrong with it???



  4. 4

    She is right GLAAD has become incredibly annoying.



  5. 5

    coming from a gay man: GLAAD needs to shut the fuck up allready…WHO exactly are they speaking on behalf of? Not me.



  6. 6

    Does GLAAD get angry when the word "tranny" is used over and over on RuPauls Drag Race?….. I wonder……



  7. 7

    They are out of control. I love trannies and I call them trannies.



  8. 8

    silly and over the top…For once Susan is correct.



  9. 9

    I'm with Susie on this one - GLADD can get a little crazy on things.. As a homo myself I do think its important that GLADD step up for the minorities in my community, but at the same time I dont think we should live in a world where tiptoeing around is necessary. Tranny isn't a mean word. Get over it people.



  10. 10

    good for her, dammit! fuck pc - how about, i'm offended that your offended by what I believe, think or say. it's called an opinion for a reason and unless it's harming someone or something (and lets be serious, calling a man a "tranny" is harmless), who gives. get off your high horse and stop thinking everyone has to think the same.



  11. 11

    As an open minded and accepting straight person I'm getting really fucking tired of GLADD shoving this PC bullshit down our throats. They are trannys sorry get over it.

    Tranny is a perfectly acceptable word even mannish women like that Kardashian sister can be called tranny.

    And you wonder why redneck republicans say gays are shoving their shot down our throats. GLADD definatley is.



  12. 12

    I agree with her about GLAAD. They're getting out of control. Not as bad as the NAACP yet, where EVERYTHING you can can considered racist in some way (apparently, saying Obama talks like a professor is now racist, according to them), but GLAAD is getting there.



  13. 13

    Draw Devil Horns on her and call her a homophobe, DO IT, YOU NOW YOU WANNA YOU WHORE!



  14. 14

    Re: alabama – Probably not since Tranny and Drag Queen are two totally dinnerent things lol.

  15. 6one9 says – reply to this


    15

    Tranny certainly sounds better than ““““““ TRANSVESTITE!! BFD GLAAD““` get over IT “ already!!! Did I say TRANNY?? YES I did!!



  16. 16

    who cares !!! TRanny is the term for it .. so why not use it … it is what it is !!!



  17. 17

    Gays are just begging to be hated.



  18. 18

    GLAAD can suck a C@*$

  19. says – reply to this


    19

    I want to start H.A.P.P.Y., Homosexuals And Perverts Protecting YOU (from GLAAD)! Ha



  20. 20

    I 100% agree with her! Not every single word has to be offensive. Please. This shit is starting to get way too PC.



  21. 21

    Re: Smacks Forehead – you should say they could suck a tranny's c*ck……….hehehe……….



  22. 22

    i am a TRANNY myself, in the TRANNY support group, i got in the trouble for using the word TRANNY, WTF! if you are a person about to go through a major transition, there are way more offensive things coming your way, so better toughen up! maybe when ever the word TRANNY is uttered, a TRANNY's tucker busts out, BOING



  23. 23

    LMAO! Not one single person here agrees with GLAAD. Back to the drawing board big boy.

  24. buck says – reply to this


    24

    coming from a straight man GLAAD needs to STFU….who cares what less than 1% of the population demands for political correctness.



  25. 25

    Can GLAAD maybe get gay people to stop calling straight people "breeders". I don't like to have the same reference as a breeding program of an animal. Maybe you could get on that for us straight people who seem to always be the terrible people that say ignorant things. Maybe take a look at how the gay community represents themselves as well. I think that 'breeders' is worse than Tranny!



  26. 26

    Re: Perez Hilton – Awesome idea! Just dont get all PC and report nothing but gay suicides like it doesn't happen to EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC!



  27. 27

    Umm..so has bastard. Where's the outrage for all the innocent children demoralized by that word? Nah..let's trip about grown adults who probably call one another that every day.

  28. 'tude says – reply to this


    28

    any word can be used in a derogatory manner. honestly, i think we're getting so politically correct that we're not correct at all. i appreciate sensitivity — and, frankly, in sf i have yet to meet a tranny that didn't call herself one or was offended by the word, but maybe that's just me.



  29. 29

    Re: Antony

    Excellent post. I agree.



  30. 30

    Re: NoTalentBlogger

    You are a fucking moron.

  31. barb says – reply to this


    31

    I love my gay friends but you all are getting out of hand on the right word here and their. Glaad shut up I hate peta too now.



  32. 32

    Omg, GLAAD and all of their pathetic supporters are really getting full of themselves. Typical Libs trying to spread their own propoganda whilst censoring the rest of the population and/or anyone/thing that doesn't agree with them. What a bunch of cowards!



  33. 33

    Re: Savorymama – I agree completely!!! You have to tip toe around EVERYone's wittle feelings nowadays. I also agree with the lovely Ms. Sarandon. GLAAD is getting WAYYYY out of control



  34. 34

    Oh for chrissake. If a man has the balls (heh) to put on a dress, nylons, fake boobs and a wig what the hell does he care what someone else calls him? He looks faboosh and has the savvy to pull it off . . . what's in a name?



  35. 35

    Re: Perez Hilton – Don't you mean pedophiles?



  36. 36

    Are they for real? In Australia, the term tranny is a term of acceptance not judgement. There was a time when I was a kid that any man who put on women's clothes was viewed with disgust and loathing. Today, that term is used in a matter-of-fact way - no judgement attached. Surely, that is what gays really want. Acceptance without judgement? GLAAD's strident militantism reveals their true agenda. It is not acceptance for gays. It is a call for attention to assuage their damaged egos. It is petulance and childishness. I think the rest of us can safely dismiss them as card-carrying denizens of the lunatic-fringe.



  37. 37

    GLAD and PETA really are a disgrace. Noble intentions and goals, that I wholeheartly support but the majority of those people are just not right in their heads.



  38. 38

    YES!!!! GLAAD IS THE NEW PETA!!! OUT OF CONTROL!!! AND GUESS WHAT GLAAD… Everyone is is getting tired of hearing your whiny ass.



  39. 39

    You've said that word more than once yourself. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.



  40. 40

    Its just a word. Rise above it.



  41. 41

    God…I have nothing against someone's sexual orientation but screw that noise. We live in such a politically correct straight jacket world it's getting so old.



  42. 42

    GLAAD is not busy enough now with all the LGBT represented in the media so it looks for dumb things to criticize OR the transgendered complained that they didn't support them enough and now they're playing catchup with the new it target of "tranny".

    Susan…. you go awesome lady!



  43. 43

    I hate this PC bs so fucking much! I support the LGBT community 100% and I support animal rights (no fur, no puppy mills) 100%… but I dislike PETA and GLAAD a lot. Shut your damn mouths!



  44. 44

    I agree with SS - so we can't call Grandma, Granny????



  45. 45

    Also….
    I call my friends some pretty messed up names, that most people would find insulting without a doubt. But it's my humor and in reality, I am a very caring person and never intentionally hurt people unless it's called for. Don't crucify someone and get your panties in a wet knot because someone doesn't find a word offensive… It's called relax your shocked face, forget you heard it, and learn to ignore it for your sake of sanity.



  46. 46

    Re: HeatherIsOnFire – Hey, I'm a republican, and I'm not a redneck. But thanks.

    See? I got offended by that, but I'm sure Heather is a nice person, even though that comment was really fuckin uncalled for -_-



  47. 47

    Re: NoTalentBlogger – Shut the fuck up!



  48. 48

    She's right, it is getting out of hand and they ARE becoming like PETA. I work in an environment where there are many transvestites and I don't know any who have a problem with the word "tranny". That's one of several things they refer to themselves as and I've never seen anyone take offense at being called one - it's like a badge of honor to them. This is ridiculous. Seems like someone at GLAAD is just sitting around, trying to find things to pick apart. Like with PETA, when that starts happening, the message you're trying to get across becomes a moot point and people stop taking the cause seriously.



  49. 49

    Susan is right. I am a lesbian, this is getting beyond ridiculous and embarrasing. You don't speak for me, and you and GLADD are making things 10x worse for everyone.

    You know damn well what we call each other, and how we can joke like the rest of them. Black comdians like Chris Rock, make fun all the time and everyone has a good giggle.

    The bullying issue has everything to do with religious persecution of homosexuals…now seriuosly, stay the F@#K on topic here. Enough of this, you are making the rest of us look back, and GLADD is humiliating the entire community.



  50. 50

    fuck politcal correctness!! what word do u use then cos honestly i never knew Tranny was offensive! its ridiculas!



  51. 51

    Also, you need to look at the context, I always thought trannies was short for 'Transylvanians' in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, because they are from (transexual) Transylvania, double entendre aside. Plus, all the 'Trannies' are dressed the same, there aren't men specifically dressing as women or vice versa.

    What confused me more about the episode was Glee in another episode had two of the Cherrios girls making out on a bed, but they can't sing the words 'heavy petting' or 'seat wetting' from Toucha Toucha Toucha Touche Me, which was between two adults, NOT the kids putting on the musical in the epidode.



  52. 52

    Tranny to a transsexual is like calling a woman a skank. Get a clue folks.



  53. 53

    Re: Savorymama – So then it is o.k. to call you and your mother a skank then.



  54. 54

    Re: museicmn – yeah they could say scissoring but not heavy petting…what was that about?!



  55. 55

    Re: Canuck1234 – well when everything you do in life is based around attracting a mate to have sex to have a kid, why no call you what you are? a breeder?