Fear is what it is, but sometimes becomes what you make it, which Bill O'Reilly demonstrated when he recently blasted the show GLEE for introducing a transgender character. I often wonder why people have opinions first, and then look for ways to support that, rather than doing their homework first, and then forming their opinion.
After TV show GLEE introduced Unique, a transgender character (above) played by Alex Newell last week, Mr. O'Reilly came out with this genius remark:
“Here's the problem with a show like this, though ... if you make the behavior of these people ... if children hear it, unsupervised children, okay who don't have parents watching their -- they might go out and experiment with this stuff” he said on a segment of his Thursday night show The O’Reilly Factor.
WOW! Really Bill?
Asked by Judge Pirro if he "really thought this is the kind of thing that is contagious," he made his only intelligent comment of the night: "I don't know."
That's right Bill, you don't know ... you clearly don't know anything about the topic about that which you're spewing your stupid statements. You don't seem to understand what it is to be transgender, you haven't educated yourself on what causes it, what impact it has on others or to the person experiencing it. And without research and education on a topic, you're just another clueless and ignorant big mouth.
It's fine to have opinions, their like assholes; we all have them. But as a national commentator Mr. O'reilly has a responsibility to do the homework FIRST! Learn about the topics you intend to speak about.
Mr. O'Reilly stated on his show that watching James Dean smoking as a kid, made him want to light up. Remove the fear that a kid seeing a transperson will never want to "dress up" if they themselves are not transgender, and without the fear these people might just loose their phobia and stop being so judgmental.