Oh my god. What sort of world have we created?

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Anohni, who identifies as a “she” with the wrong bits

The Oscars are too white.

Our prisons don’t cater for people who can’t make up their minds if they are a girl or a boy.

And now this:

The first ever transgender Oscar nominee Anohni is refusing to attend next week’s ceremony because he did not receive an invitation to perform at the awards bash.

The musician was nominated in the Best Original Song category for her song ‘Manta Ray’, which appears in Racing Extinction, a documentary about climate change.

However, while fellow nominees The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and Sam Smith were all given performance slots at the prizegiving at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, Anohni was overlooked.

In a lengthy post published on Pitchfork.com, the singer/songwriter wrote that although she did not believe Academy bosses discriminated against her due to her transgender status, the decision to overlook her in favour of more commercial artists left her feeling too embarrassed to attend.

“Last night I tried to force myself to get on the plane to fly to LA for all the nominee events, but the feelings of embarrassment and anger knocked me back, and I couldn’t get on the plane,” she writes.

She, who was Anthony not that long ago.

Serious question: What on earth have we done to create a society of precious individual so obsessed with their own situation that it needs everyone to acknowledge it before they are somehow whole and accepted?

We used to have a very suitable encompassing label for them all: a bit weird.  And, no matter that they were a bit weird, if they were decent human beings, they would be accepted. Look at our own Georgina Beyer, for example.

But weird people who continue to be sub-human petals with a never-ending need for external validation are now insisting society yield to them, lest we be thought insensitive. (Or what?)

Listen up weirdos: I don’t care if you want to have a different name, or different plumbing, but the fact that people think you’re a bit of a douche is because you’re probably a bit of  a douche. Humanity has accepted those on the fringes of society, and rejected them as well, based on their character, and not based on identity politics.

 

– WENN.com via Newshum


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