Let’s just say it at the outset: There are only two genders. People can dress up, mutilate themselves, and live their lives as they see fit. But it doesn’t change the fact that they are either male or female. That’s it.
So the whole notion of transgenderism is silly, an irrational idea to make the very odd feel accepted. Silly and odd, just the right topic for a man who has made an art of both.
FNC: “Comedian John Cleese is catching heat on social media after doubling down on his support of J.K. Rowling with tweets that many have called transphobic. The 81-year-old star, known best for ‘Monty Python’ and ‘Fawlty Towers,’ sparked outrage after previously signing a letter in solidarity with the ‘Harry Potter’ author. Rowling was accused of making transphobic remarks over the summer and continues to defend herself amid heightened criticism. On Sunday, Cleese’s name began trending on Twitter after followers noticed he responded to some of his own detractors with a remark that some deemed as transphobic as what Rowling had said in the past.” Notice that FNC gives credence to the term “transphobic.” One, as if there is such a thing as transgender and two, as if anybody is afraid (as in phobic) of them. Yup, the loons have taken over at Fox.
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“Deep down, I want to be a Cambodian police woman,” he joked in a tweet. “Is that allowed, or am I being unrealistic ?”
Oh, man. I've been a fan of Monty Python & some of your other work for years and it's so disappointing to see you take such a hurtful stance on this issue.
Trans people are being attacked & invalidated from every angle, & instead of being supportive & uplifting? You say this.
— A. E. D🍩🍩land✒ 📚🏳️🌈 (@Asynca) November 22, 2020
An amusing quip. A silly Pythonesque line. But the Left, who have no sense of humor, didn’t get it and thus lashed out in blind rage at their own comedic ignorance.
Cleese seemed bemused and tried to be nice about the whole thing, “I’m afraid I’m not that interested in trans folks. I just hope they’re happy and that people treat them kindly…Right now I’m more focused on threats to democracy in America, the rampant corruption in the UK, the appalling British Press…Covid19, the developments in France between Macron and Islamicists, diabetes, and the recent deaths of several of my close friends. Does that sound hard-hearted ?” Given his usual politics, one can hope against hope the American threat he speaks of is regarding authoritarian socialism. But as with most entertainers, he’s good at his job and clueless over politics. But granted, he gets this one right.
“It’s the complete lack of perspective that bothers me. Of course, that goes with a complete lack of a sense of humour,” he wrote. “Heard a woke joke yet?… One thing: When a woman who was once a man is competing against women who have always been women, I think she has an advantage, because she inherited a man’s body, which is usually bigger and stronger than a woman’s Does that prove phobia?” No it doesn’t. Nor does it prove anything but logic and common sense. Except for the part where Cleese refers to the guy as a “she.” I mean, et tu John?
This piece was written by David Kamioner on November 23, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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