Monday, September 18, 2017

An Apology.

It's come to my attention that the "Transgender nun" comment made during the trailer portion of the It podcast was offensive.

The villain of Insidious 2 was not transgender.  He was an abuse victim, forced to live as a female, and could not break the cycle of abuse which is why he was the villain of the piece.  This is akin to Dorian Gray and Buffalo Bill and we no longer wish to portray members of the LGBTQIA community as abused, unstable, or deranged as we feel that this can and does lead to violence against us.  While we recognize the "Depraved Homosexual/Murderous Transsexual" trope exists, we do not wish to further it.  James Wan should have known better than to use the trope.

The comment (while, at the time, we felt it was an accurate descriptor, it wasn't) was not intended to harm and we now know that it is inappropriate as it is misrepresentative of our trans brothers and sisters.

Please forgive us. We can do better.

1 comment:

  1. Insidious two was amazing and it was so obvious that the villian was not a transgende and was forced to live a life of a female. Thanks for the post and clearing it for many people.

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