When androgynous male model Andrej Pejic was voted to 98th place on men’s lifestyle magazine FHM’s list of the world’s sexiest women, the magazine made it quite clear it disagreed with its readers’ choice. A blurb online that accompanied Pejic’s picture read: “Designers are hailing him as the next big thing. We think ‘thing’ is quite accurate… The gender bender has jumped the gun in hoping he might one day be signed as a Victoria’s Secret Model (pass the sick bucket).”
After readers were outraged by the transphobic comments, FHM quickly removed the entry from its Web site and issued an apology. The June print edition of the magazine had already been published, but with less offensive text.
I’m not sure why they should apologize for that. ‘Transphobic’? Really? What senselessness. If you don’t want to be offended, don’t do offensive things for which you can be offended when you’re called on them.
As to the ‘model’ itself- its twistedness becomes apparent in its response-
In an interview earlier this year, he said, “I’m sure most people think of me as a woman. It doesn’t bother me anymore and I feel fine about it…. I don’t consider my looks unusual.”
Not unusual? No, a complete distortion of what it means to be human. A perversion of reality.
We live in a world of twistedness where up is down and wrong is right and right is wrong and men are women and women are men and the god of this age is rejoicing all the way to the gaping maw of hell.