LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Following a 12-minute on-air hateful diatribe against trans people, the hosts of a Rochester, NY morning radio show found themselves promptly canned by their employer, Entercom.
Radio personalities Kimberly and Beck (Barry Beck, Kimberly Ray) of 98.9 The BUZZ, began unloading on trans people following Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren’s efforts to provide health care benefits for transgender city employees.
Partial transcript provided by Towleroad:
“Transgender or gender nonconforming. What the hell does that mean? Like you’re not a woman or a man??
“The dude can look like a lady and the city is going to pay for it!” (cue “Dude Looks Like a Lady” music)
“Does that mean then if women want a boob job they’ll pay for a boob job because that’s only right.”
“The services that will be paid for under the new coverage – gender reassignment surgery, PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING, because you’re probably a NUTJOB to begin with!”
“It’s a slippery slope. Then if some woman can go to a doctor and it’d be proven that she’s got mental issues because her rack’s not big enough then you know what? she deserves a boob job, Right Kimberly? Or she deserves liposuction.”
Entercom’s Sue Munn says they are fired permanently.
Thumbs up to Entercom for the very prompt public spanking of these now former employees.
Tip of the hat: Gabrielle Langmoore
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