GLAAD is demanding an apology from NBC/Comcast after this weekend's Saturday Night Live, which featured a parody of television that mocked transitioning and horomone therapy for transgender women.
"The piece was a mock commercial for estrogen replacement therapy and featured men with facial hair wearing dresses, meant to represent transgender women. This segment cannot be defended as 'just a joke' because there was no 'joke' to speak of. The attempted comedy of the skit hinges solely on degrading the lives and experiences of transgender women. Dehumanizing holding people up for ridicule simply on the basis of their identity fuels a dangerous and hurtful climate and puts people in danger, especially given how infrequently the media shines a fair and accurate light on the lives of transgender people."
This comes only two weeks after another offensive skit when SNL mocked Chaz Bono as "Cher's son-daughter."
GLAAD wants an apology, the clip excised from future reruns of the episode and removed from Hulu. The Estro-Maxx clip is on YouTube (for now) and can be viewed at NBC's website. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...