“Some transgender people do undergo hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery as part of their transition; some do not. And interestingly, their decision on this matter is, medically speaking, none of your f*cking business,” John Oliver said on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, in re media questioning of transgender interview guests’ body parts. Singled out for shaming: Barbara Walters, Wendy Williams, Katie Couric, Larry King, etc.
Oliver’s note to media: “If you’re still wondering, ‘What do I call a transgender person, it’s so confusing,’ actually it’s pretty simple – call them whatever they want to be called.”
Oliver also discussed how the community is treated by the military and politicians, paying special attention to presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who had warned a gathering at the 2015 National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville last February they are under threat, because “in city after city” ordinances are being passed that “say that your 7-year-old daughter, if she goes into the restroom, cannot be offended and you can’t be offended if she’s greeted there by a 42-year-old man who feels more like a woman than he does a man.”
Huckabee famously said at that confab he wished someone had told him when he was in high school he “could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE.”
“There is something inherently wrong with forcing us to listen to your f*cked-up daydreams about all the sex crimes you would have committed as a teenager had you just been able to find a legal loophole,” Oliver said of the GOP White House hopeful.