Miley Cyrus tranny party

After tastelessly using Trayvon Martin‘s death to argue that she deserves the right to make blowjob gestures on television, Professional Cool And Risqué Person Miley Cyrus decided to offend yet another group of people in her continued effort to be professionally edgy. This time, it’s the transgender community!

While speaking to a reporter in Germany, Miley inquired, “Are there any good German trannies? Are there any good German tranny bars?” Just for clarification, she adds, “Tranny bars. Like guys as girls.” Why? Because she and her group “want to go somewhere weird. We want to go to a weird-ass club.”

First of all, “guys as girls” isn’t even an accurate description of a male-to-female transgender person. They are not “guys as girls,” they are women who were born with male-sex bodies.

Second, the term “tranny” is considered a dehumanizing slur for a community of people who have long been unfairly bullied, criticized, generalized, fetishized, attacked and murdered. Don’t use it.

Third, a bar that is frequented by trans* people is not a “weird-ass club,” despite what Cyrus seems to believe. Wanna go to a “weird-ass club,” you childish dolt? Go to a club where being rich and famous lets you treat and discuss other people like they’re not people. To me, that is weird; though apparently, that’s the environment Cyrus frequents which facilitates her justification of behaving this way.

Fun fact: Trans* people are not cute little accessories or fun party decorations that add to the ambiance of your Saturday night or the blog posts of your vacation week. A key part of “trans* people” is “people,” because just as with “gay people” or “tall people” or “Jewish people” or “people who favor cerulean,” people are people with other descriptives attached.

Now, I don’t know whether or not Cyrus knew she was being offensive. Perhaps she has no idea. Perhaps she is one of the most ignorant people in Celebtown (right after Farrah Abraham, who had zero idea who Trayvon Martin is). But then, ignorance doesn’t excuse slurs or cruelty of any other kind; use of a word like “tranny” is still completely unacceptable. She is an adult, and therefore should know better.

Listen, Miley — I get that you want to be ~*so cool*~ by “casually” (i.e. obviously deliberately) mentioning things you suspect others will find “taboo” so you can look ultra transgressive, but every once in a while, when you think you have something revolutionary or radical to say, just…don’t. Please.

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