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FOX Mocks Next Top Model Transgender Contestant Isis

FOX thrives on making fun of anyone they perceive as "different". Recently, their target was pregnant trans man Thomas Beatie. This week it was America's Next Top Model transgender contestant Isis.

IsisGLAAD has called on the network to apologize for remarks made by host Gregg Jarrett and Us Weekly Editor-at-Large Ian Drew who spent a segment making disgusting remarks about the model:

'While laughing and joking, Jarrett mocked Isis’ description of herself as a woman whose “cards were dealt differently,' and said, 'That’s an understatement!' Drew referred to recent instances of transgender visibility on reality television as 'The Crying Game ’08,' going on to call the show 'America’s Next Top Tranny.' Drew then said that she doesn’t look any different from other contestants because 'they are not exactly the most high-class group of women.' Throughout the segment, Jarrett switched back and forth between male and female pronouns, and both Jarrett and Drew suggested that Isis 'fooled' people by 'blending in.' They went on to make crude remarks about her genitalia and the pitch of her voice."

AFTER THE JUMP, I've posted four clips. One is the FOX segment. The other is ANTM host Tyra Banks talking to Isis. The other two are shots of Isis modeling pre-ANTM.

The FOX segment and the ANTM preview with Tyra Banks:

Runway clips, via The Cut:

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  1. I think it's a wonderfully courageous step that Isis has taken. She has a great opportunity to shine for the whole transgendered community. It's somewhat predictable that Fox would stoop so low. I suppose they're too busy taking the speck out of our eye to worry about the plank in their own. If only a prominent religious figure had spoken out against judging one another...

    Hugs,
    Vanessa
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    Posted by: Vanessa | Aug 17, 2008 2:57:17 PM


  2. In this case, it's wannabe masculine gay men who hate openly feminine men.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 15, 2008 10:32:57 AM

    Are you serious with that comment Derrick?

    Ian Drew is about as masculine Little Bo Peep.

    The guy(?) sounded like a fembot.

    His chiding Isis for being transgendered was sad and very self hating.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 22, 2009 12:52:30 AM


  3. "In this case, it's wannabe masculine gay men who hate openly feminine men"

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 15, 2008 10:32:57 AM

    Are you serious with that comment Derrick?

    Ian Drew is about as masculine as Little Bo Peep.

    The guy(?) sounded like a fembot.

    His chiding Isis for being transgendered was sad and very self hating.


    Posted by: Joe | Feb 22, 2009 12:54:08 AM


  4. God, the LGBT community needs to lighten the hell up! And get an appreciation for free speech!

    You have no right to expect everyone to walk on eggshells for you.

    Posted by: Breeder | Apr 16, 2009 10:11:16 PM


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