In case you forgot, Russell Brand has his own daily YouTube show called The Trews, where he gives his views on what’s happening in, well, the news. A lot of his commentary in this series tends to be about what’s big in pop culture, and one of his recent shows is about the whole Bruce Jenner transgender debacle. His views? Everyone needs to shut the hell up and treat the man like a human being.
“Transphobia seems to be the most recent and encouraged form of prejudice, now that racism and homophobia are not tolerated. It’s such a celebration of the worst aspects of human values. What this does is it sanctions people being judgmental and cruel toward transgender folks.”
Can’t argue with that. Say what you want about Russell Brand, but he’s whip smart and really eloquent and generally gets shit like this spot on. Here’s the full episode, if you’re interested in watching:
Yeah, so how about we stop worrying about what makes the most ludicrous headline to the point that we’re literally Photoshopping makeup on a man and trying to sell it as real/humiliate him for it and actually start treating people with a modicum of respect? Sounds like a grand idea…