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Creator Of Popular Character 'Dame Edna' Makes A Horrific Claim About The Transgender Community & Slams Caitlyn Jenner In The Process

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How upsetting.

In a recent interview, the creator of the popular Dame Edna character Barry Humphries made disgusting comments about the transgender community and Caitlyn Jenner. The remarks were made in support of Germaine Greer, an Australian and feminist writer who likened Cait's transformation to "self-mutilation".

Related: Cait's Eldest Son ALWAYS Knew His Dad Was Transgender!

Ugh, so gross and misinformed!

What's particularly sad about these comments is the likability and popularity of Dame Edna, a character Barry has played since 1955. While Edna makes plenty of remarks on popular culture, her commentary is meant to be lighthearted and comedic. Sadly, there's nothing playful about this slander from the creator:

"I agree with Germaine! You're a mutilated man, that's all. Self-mutilation, what's all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner – what a publicity-seeking ratbag. It's all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something. If you criticise anything you're racist or sexist or homophobic."

Yikes! It's clear Humphries is way off the mark to say the least.

What's even more bizarre about this situation is a post Dame shared at the time of Jenner's Vanity Fair cover — check it out (below)!

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Barry Humphries To Retire Alter-Ego Dame Edna!

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Call it the end of an era!!

Stage legend Barry Humphries has decided to retire his famous character, Dame Edna!

At age 78, Barry feels like it’s time to move on and has announced that his new stage show, Eat Pray Laugh! will be his final curtain call.

So sad!!!

Barry recalls:

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Cate Blanchett And Dame Edna Join The Cast Of The Hobbit!

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Hmm, that's some interesting casting!

Cate Blanchett and Barry Humphries, also known as Dame Edna, have joined the cast of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. Cate will of course be reprising her role as Galadriel, the Lady of Lothlorien.

Meanwhile, Jackson confirmed the news that Humphries will be portraying the Goblin King as the director wrote on

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Exclusive!! Dame Edna's Broadway Show Closing Due To Low Ticket Sales!

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Ouch!

That didn't last long at all!

We've just received word that Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein's Broadway show, All About Me, is closing on April 4th due to low ticket sales!

Better luck next time, guys!!

[Image via WENN.]

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