Liberals are quick to point out whenever a conservative personality makes a joke that is homophobic or transphobic. Over the past few weeks, however, we learned that Democrats don’t apply this same logic to liberals who make these jokes about President Donald Trump…
Just weeks after Late Show host Stephen Colbert made a homophobic joke about Trump, Daily Show host Trevor Noah is making headlines for making a transphobic joke about the president. Breitbart reported that on Wednesday, the official Twitter account for Noah’s show posted a message asking viewers to pick what they thought Thursday’s biggest news headline would be.
The four potential headlines were: “Trump uses Constitution as a KFC napkin,” “Comey drops a complete ‘visual album,’” “Ivanka requests immunity,” and “Donald Trump announces he is now Donna Trump.”
Twitter users immediately called out the show for being transphobic:
Of course the Daily Show ran a lazy transphobic joke on the Intl Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia / the day Chelsea is free
— Kevin Colbert (@kevinescent) May 18, 2017
Repeat after me: gender identity is not a punchline https://t.co/7cRU4jr2ik
— Kitson Smyth (@smyth_kitson) May 18, 2017
@TheDailyShow Do better Daily Show. Trans people are not punch lines. 😡
— Beth Y (@Beth_Y) May 18, 2017
If a conservative personality had made this joke about Obama, they would already be out of the job. However, since Noah is a liberal, this scandal quickly died down.
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