Mike Huckabee Makes Tasteless “Joke” About Murdered Transgender Man

The former Arkansas governor made his gaffe on Twitter.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee decided to poke fun at New York Senator Chuck Schumer this weekend by making a “joke” about murdered trans man Brandon Teena.


After Schumer got emotional discussing relatives he lost in the Holocaust in an attack on President Trump’s Muslim ban, Huckabee took to twitter to insult the veteran senator, tweeting “Breaking news from Hollywood! Sen. Chuck Schumer cast in lead role for remake of Boys Don’t Cry.

Because if there’s anything funnier than the extermination of six million Jews, it’s the rape and murder of a transgender person.

Disgusted by Huckabee’s comment, out comic Cameron Esposito called for donations to Trans Lifeline in Teena’s name. So far, Esposito’s has raised more than $22,000.

Since the election of Donald Trump, calls to the lifeline have reportedly skyrocketed.

Huckabee, once rumored to be Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel, also tweeted about venison chili he made for the Super Bowl from a deer he killed last year. Which just sounds gross.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.