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Popping culture: TMZ needs to stop using “tranny”; Sex Work at its finest

I tend to ignore gossip websites such as TMZ, but then again, I have a tendency to read gawker.com, which has a habit of posting occasional gossipy bits. But I’m not here to talk about gossip, per se, but rather about the paparazzi who have field days with it.

Namely, I am calling out TMZ for their use of the word “tranny.” Specifically, their videographer in this video. Watch the video here.

In the video, the paparazzi clearly says to Lamar, “Lamar, what do you think of that tranny trying to get at you, bro?”

I can’t believe I’m saying this (let alone talking about TMZ), but, really TMZ? Really? Wake the fuck up. Not cool.

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But what is cool is this: a video from Australia about a sex worker who specializes in clients who are disabled.

Scarlet Road Video from Paradigm Pictures on Vimeo.

Kudos to this woman, to the people who are talking about this openly, and to the creators of this video.

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