Sarandon Defends ‘GLEE’ Transvestite Terminology.

By on 9 November, 2010

Susan Sarandon has defended ‘Glee‘ bosses after they were slammed for using a controversial term for transvestites in their recent ROCKY HORROR tribute – insisting certain gay rights groups are “way out of control.”

The actress starred the 1975 big screen remake of the stage musical of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘, which was rebooted for a special episode of the hit U.S. TV series last month.

However, the episode’s success was marred by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) officials, who slammed the show’s use of the word ‘tranny’ to describe cross-dressing character Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

But Sarandon is adamant the group’s views on political correctness are becoming too extreme – likening them to animal-rights crusaders People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

When asked about the controversy by the New York Daily News, she replied:

“What should they (Glee) have said? (GLAAD is) getting like PETA – way out of control.”

GLAAD spokesman Richard Ferraro has hit back at the star, explaining:

“The word ‘tranny’ has become an easy punch line in popular culture and many still don’t realise that using the term is hurtful, dehumanising and associated with violence.”

Interesting that Sarandon has been seen as an activitist before, and now she’s casting judgement on one organisation’s point of view? Surely she’s not stumbled into a glass house?

Was the comparison to PETA justified?

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