Did Jennifer Lawrence & Ellen DeGeneres Just Insult Transgender People?

We really, really love us some Jennifer Lawrence, but that mouth of her’s may have just gotten her in a whole sh*tload of trouble. Oh Jenny…

Ms. Lawrence appeared on Ellen to promote her new film, Silver Linings Playbook, and told host Ellen DeGeneres about her cat, a female who acts so masculine she has begun calling her Chaz Bono. Really?

Lawrence said of her cat; “I’ve never met a cat where you assume first that it’s a boy. Because normally dogs are boys and cats are girls. But she has such a masculine energy that everybody always says ’he’ and for the first week I thought it was a boy. I named her Oliver, she had a collar with Oliver. Oliver, Oliver, Oliver. And that’s just weird for a cat. So we call her Chaz Bono.”

What is upsetting about all this, besides the fact that it trivializes trannsgender issues, is that Ellen was just as aware about what was going to happen in this segment. She had the photos and everything ready, and went with it. Seems like a stupid idea that could possibly make a whole bunch of people upset.

Oh, and this was taped yesterday, the Transgender Day of Remembrance.


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