Buddy and his show apologize for act of Transphobia – but Cousin Anthony is still a moron.
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That is NO man, baby!
Yesterday we reported the breaking story of the beautulf transgender woman Carmen Carrera’s recent plight. Ms. Carrera is out and about as a role model for the transgender community and working hard at it! Two nights ago, she appeared on TLC’s Cake Boss in an episode she thought would bring light to the community. Instead, producers took advantage of the situation, calling her a man in post-production and editing the show to look Jerry Springer-esque.
Carmen took to her FB, Twitter and more to demand an apology…and by the end of the day, she got it!
Here’s what happened
We see Cousin Anthony talking to a woman named Carmen, who’s wearing a short and tight blue dress and large hoop earrings… Anthony flirts with Carmen. They pose for photos together. He asks for her phone number. “Anthony right now is on top of the world,” Buddy says. “He don’t know what’s comin’ baby.”
“I call him over,” Buddy continues. “And I tell him…that’s a man, baby!”
Cousin Anthony freaks out. He literally runs out of the bar. “Carmen loved the fact that they thought she was attractive,” Buddy says. “I could tell by the look in his (Cousin Anthony’s) eyes that I changed his life forever.”
They basically treated her as if she is a circus act, when in reality she is an amazing, beautiful and brave woman.
According to Huff Post, ‘To make matters worse, on Twitter Cousin Anthony responded to someone who wrote, “Dude, you made out with a dude,” with the following tweet in which he refers to Carrera as “it” (the tweet has been erased from the social media site)’:
The scary ignorance is just rampant. So, Buddy responded online with the following:
“I’ve been trying to connect with Carmen and apologize to her directly, but also think I owe an apology to the entire LGBT community. It was absolutely not my intention to upset or offend her, or anyone within the community, and I was wrong to use the words I did. I am a supporter of gay rights and equality, and while I regret this situation and my choice of words, I am thankful to have received this feedback and the opportunity to learn from this mistake. I hope that Carmen accepts my sincere regrets.”
I hope so too. But more so, I hope you cake-making asses get your heads out of your ovens, shove Cousin Anthony out to door and get real!