Joan Rivers lobs transphobic slurs at Michelle Obama, but, like, totally as a compliment
By Feministe on July 08, 2014
[Trigger warning for transphobia] Unfunny comedian and walking Halloween decoration Joan Rivers took a completely random opportunity this week to throw transphobic slurs at Michelle Obama. In an on-the-street interview, a reporter asked her about her recent book signing, at which she officiated an impromptu gay wedding. When he then asked, for some reason, whether we’ll ever see a gay president, she replied, “We already have it with Obama, so let’s calm down.” This was, she elaborated without prompting, because “You know Michelle is a [transphobic slur redacted]. . . .
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