Saturday Night Live has come under fire for its last week’s “Estro-Maxx” mock commercial, which GLAAD says was a “dangerous and blatantly anti-transgender segment… the punch line of which was the lives of countless transgender people across the country.” NBC didn’t respond to our request for comment.
More from GLAAD’s statement:
So is the sketch transphobic? Of course it is. The argument that it’s simply satirizing the tropes of drug commercials doesn’t hold water: If it’s supposed to make fun of pharmaceutical commercials, then why are all the laugh lines at the parts that just make fun of transwomen’s bodies?
Why can’t people just take a joke? Because transwomen’s experiences are only ever held up as jokes (with very rare exceptions), and it’s exhausting. What’s more hilarious than a man with breasts! Lots and lots and lots of things.
I thought the “Estro-Maxx” commercial was lazy and unfunny at best, PopWatchers. What about you?