These two shit-for-brains directly represent the interests of the CIS-RUN and CIS-DOMINATED music industry with their album, concert and merchandise sales. The people that are funding the new projects of these “allies” would no sooner piss on a trans* person’s teeth if their gums were on fire than actually think about the negative effect these “artist’s” actions would have on the communities they’re supposedly trying to ally themselves with.
INTENT ISN’T MAGIC AND IT DOESN’T MEAN JACK SHIT. At any rate, their intent isn’t “benevolent”. They aren’t looking to improve the lives of the trans* community or raise awareness or even be fucking allies. They are looking to make a bunch of fucking money on record sales, merchandising and ticket sales, bottom line. They are looking for another set of tour dates, another Grammy nomination, another platinum record, another album deal from their labels.
I can guarantee the last thing on their minds is reducing transphobia and increasing equality of gender identity and expression.
These cis people are profiting off the identities of trans* people. People suffer, people are attacked, people die for these identities, but Katy Perry and Lady Gaga can do whatever they want with them because “we need all the help we can get”?
I say, loud and clear: FUCK THAT NOISE.
Nobody gave them permission to speak for us. Nobody has the right to grant them that, nor do they have the right to claim it for themselves. Freedom of speech/freedom of expression, my ass. How about freedom to be an appropriative sack of cis scum?
You want an application for the phrase “die cis scum”? Here it is! You’re looking at it.
These advances the trans* community has made? They weren’t made because shits like Perry and Gaga dressed up and did a little one-two on stage and sold some records and said on stage how brave and beautiful we trans* people are. They were made because trans* people like us kept waking up every day, kept breathing, kept living, kept fighting. People just like Perry and Gaga, people with “benevolent intent”, have turned their backs on us when it was no longer convenient or profitable for them to stand with us or even slightly near us.
The day we accept cis people as our saviors and let cis people fight our fight for us is the day we allow for the undoing of everything we and our predecessors achieved.
there is so much commentary i agree with on this photo so you’ll be seeing it a lot on your dash okay