Hello gentle Americans. Thank you for all the kind words your sent to me in regards to my appearance on the Tyra Banks Show.
For those of you just tuning in Tyra had a special on the gay community highlighting 7 stereotypes within our community: The butch gay, the fem gay, the butch lesbian, the fem lesbian, a male bi-sexual, a tranny and drag queen. They created this fictitious kingdom and some tasks for us to perform see how the gay community viewed itself and the prejudices that exist within the community. It was eye opening to say the least.
After watching the program, it was very apparent, that most of the panel sadly did not have much more than a 3rd grade education. Most of the discussions on the challenges the gay community faces were very limited and sadly, often ignorant. If this is the very best they could find to represent us it is a heart wrenching commentary on our community but most importantly on how the world views us.
The straight acting gay guy they picked was an ignoramus, he was just a closed minded or more so than most ‘straight’ people I know. The transgender woman was constantly complaining that she did not want to be represented as ho but yet she showed up to the studio wearing a bright pink mini that grazed her man made vagina and a top that was so low cut her air bags for tits were about to float out of her dress and start her own Macy’s Day Parade. If I had to hear her say how pretty she was one more time I was going to hurl. And what were these supposed 7 magazine covers she has claimed to have graced? Tackle And Bait Monthly? Tractors And Trailers Weekly? Or did she have a spread in the Farmers Almanac shot in lovely Colonial Williamsburg?
But the most alarming thing in my eyes was behind the scenes when we shot on location in the Kingdom they had built for us. The Tyra Show was feeding the panel with liquor all day long. I understand they wanted to loosen everyone up but I thought it was ironic that some of the heated discussions that revolved around drug abuse in the community were made when most of the cast were drunk. Watching the transgender women burst into tears after being labeled a ho I had to ask my self, “Would she have reacted so loudly if she had been sober?” Probably not, but in the defense of the producers and their wicked ways it did make for good TV.
In closing Tyra is just another daytime talk show trying to massacred as something more meaningful. It is just pure entertainment and should be viewed as such. Not as something groundbreaking or eye opening or fresh. If you keep that thought in mind you may actually come away with something more than just a cheap laugh at someone else’s expense.