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Dame Edna creator labels Caitlyn Jenner a ‘publicity-seeking ratbag’

Joe Williams January 5, 2016

The comedian attacked the reality star as he supported close friend Germaine Greer.

Barry Humphries, the comedian behind the beloved Dame Edna Everage, has attacked Caitlyn Jenner in a recent interview.

The comic said he agreed with his close friend Germaine Greer – who sparked controversy recently by declaring trans women are “men who believe that they are women and have themselves castrated.”

“I agree with Germaine! You’re a mutilated man, that’s all,” he told The Telegraph.

“Self-mutilation, what’s all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner – what a publicity-seeking ratbag.

“It’s all given the stamp – not of respectability, but authenticity or something,” he added.

“If you criticise anything you’re racist or sexist or homophobic.”

He echoed the sentiments of his fellow Australian Greer – who has a long history of making transphobic comments.

She has previously claimed that “lopping off your d**k and wearing a dress doesn’t make you a f***ing woman” and has accused Jenner of transitioning so she could steal attention from her Kardashian co-stars.

Cardiff University faced calls to ban Greer from speaking at the University due to her transphobic views, igniting a national debate on the subject of freedom of speech.

Jenner has faced a tumultuous year since coming out. Aside from transphobia, she has struggled with a tumbling reality show audience, while pushing for trans rights.

The former Olympian has come under fire for her conservative views – attempting to explain her past opposition to same-sex marriage in an interview with Ellen.

In addition, she has been repeatedly accused of being transphobic herself and of living a life that is not representative of the majority of trans men and women.

She also recently met and prayed with with a pastor who led the charge in repealing an LGBT rights law, provoking an angry response from LGBT fans.

More: barry humphries, caitlyn jenner, dame edna everage, Trans, transphobia

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