Thursday, August 14, 2008

Oh Tyra, You so Progressive!

US magazine recently reported that America's Next Top Model will feature a transgendered contestant among its 14 finalists  - Maryland native, Isis. The show, previously known for breaking the fashion boundaries of race, weight and even height, is being hailed by GLAAD prez Neil Giuliano as historic in offering "an unprecedented opportunity for a community that is underrepresented on television."

Fox news obviously had something to say about this and invited US Weekly editor/asshole-at-large Ian Drew to discuss Isis' inclusion in the competition. Watch a clip here and note the two men's blatantly condescending & offensive commentary that makes me root for Tyra, and you know how hard it is to do that.

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