No, not that Savage, the other one. Michael Savage, the far-right fringe talk radio show host. With nothing but pure ignorance and bigotry, he actually believes that people just wake up one day and decide to be trans because it’s seen as “cool.” Because yeah, that’s exactly how it happens.
“What is this, upstaging the other guy who is simply gay?” Savaged wondered. “This is how crazy this is becoming. It’s not cool enough now just to be gay and have a husband as a gay man, now you have to be a transsexual who cuts your schmendrick off and becomes a woman. I really don’t following this, it’s insanity. It’s the meltdown of an entire society, it’s insane.”
“Why would you want to be a woman when there’s no sex anyway so what’s the difference?” he continued. “Why are all of these Hollywood guys suddenly wanting to be a woman? Most women don’t want to be women after a certain age.”
Savage pointed to the movie “Psycho” as a reason why we should turn against transgender rights: “Didn’t you remember that Hitchcock did years ago with the grandma, with the clothing and the hill, ‘Psycho,’ with the knife in the shower? That wasn’t enough to scare anyone from wanting to — I don’t get this, I just don’t get this. I guess I’m not part of the new America, I just don’t understand this absurdity.”
You’re right, you don’t understand it. As usual, though, that doesn’t prevent you from ranting about it like a fucking moron and taking the opportunity to trivialize and marginalize an entire group of people you don’t even know.