This is one of those cases where I just don't know what to say because it is sooo very wrong.
Just in case you can't read the quip at the top of TMZ's post, here's what it says:
Solicitor General Elena Kagan (left) could transform history by becoming the fourth woman to sit on the Supreme Court, while former woman Chaz Bono (right) changed his story by transforming into a man.
It's like an open invitation to homophobia and transphobia. TMZ's commenters don't let us down. Check out a sample of them after the jump.
In chronological order:
I guess this one is just for the ladies, since they're both lesbians.
Posted at 3:12 PM on May 11, 2010 by Gary
I'd rather inject bleach into my scrotum
Posted at 3:14 PM on May 11, 2010 by Jonathan S
If I chop off all my hair and eat myself into a disgusting fat pig can I be a lesbian too?
Posted at 3:18 PM on May 11, 2010 by leese27
Vicious bull dykes....jeeeezussss.
Posted at 3:29 PM on May 11, 2010 by victorpark
I still say the thing on the left is an bloated Al Gore
Posted at 3:36 PM on May 11, 2010 by fit
hmmmm- one looks like Kevin James and the other is a man-made man. I'd rather lick the bugs off my windshield.
Posted at 3:39 PM on May 11, 2010 by Mr. Pip
Chastity is just a mixed up puppy. Don't want to deal with her self esteem issues. And no, I'm not going to call her a him or call her by any other name than her given name, Chastity.
Don't mess with mother nature folks. Just saying...
Posted at 3:48 PM on May 11, 2010 by Sonya in Tx
Chaz you are not a boy no matter what you have done to your body. You cant get ride of your period. Yes you can have a total historectomy. You will still have hot flashes.
Born a girl always a girl. You can try to change how god made you but somethings will never go away. Transexual Men can't get rid of the man voice.
YOU CANT REALLY CHANGE A GIRL INTO A BOY OR A BOY INTO A GIRL.
Why u have to dress like a boy. How about a lipstick Lesbo
Posted at 4:07 PM on May 11, 2010 by MsRita
This world is so going to HELL!!!! Please GOD,end this already. People here don't believe in you. Please end this. This is one sick F**kin world!!!
Posted at 4:28 PM on May 11, 2010 by Vic
ENOUGH WITH THE FREAK SHOWS TMZ!!!
Posted at 4:37 PM on May 11, 2010 by Oh no!
I puke in my mouth whenever I see that fat pig. Go on a diet you fat f--k. I bet Cher is embarrased.
Posted at 4:37 PM on May 11, 2010 by Urall Khuntz
Elena. At least she's human.
Posted at 4:39 PM on May 11, 2010 by Kooky Sucks
That's just from the first couple dozen comments. There are over 100 comments on the thread that continue the theme. Out of that bunch only one comment wasn't gay or trans-bashing.
Ha ha ha. Let's make fun of physically unattractive, yet intelligent females with unusual sexual leanings. Ha ha ha. Why don't you post a 'Who'd You Rather' with pictures of Vern Troyer and the little guy from Fantasy Island, the late Herve Villacheze? Oh yeah, Herve killed himself, because he was sick of being a laughingstock. Ha ha ha. Let's pander to stupid morons so they can get a laugh at the expense of women who doesn't look like Heidi Montag. Ha ha ha. Really funny, TMZ. Really funny.
Posted at 3:33 PM on May 11, 2010 by Sick of TMZ
So for those of you out there who keep insisting that trans issues and gay and lesbian issues aren't comparable and should be kept separate, I'd beg to differ. How'd you feel if this was you up for judgment by society at large? Pull your head out of your asses and see if you can decide which of these human beings deserves that amount of scorn, degradation and public humiliation.
C'mon. It's our community, but some of you keep beating the drum that we shouldn't stand together even though most straight people don't see a difference between us.
Who'd you rather say doesn't deserve civil rights?
(Hat tip to Ed from AfterElton for this one.)