In this week's Republican Presidential debate, Donald Trump basically said he didn't have enough time to be politically correct all the time and America is too concerned with being politically correct. In many cases, I kind of agree with the comb over king.
Are we being too p.c.? Do we as Americans tiptoe around not wanting to offend anyone? Who better to ask this question to than John Waters. Wait, what? The Pink Flamingoes director? Well, let's see what he said in a recent interview with The Spectator.
While the rest of the world ties itself in knots in order not to fall foul of PC/LGBT lexical updates, Waters happily alludes to Vanity Fair’s post-op cover star as Bruce instead of Caitlyn. ‘The Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn thing is kind of old hat to me. I had a transgender woman in Pink Flamingos. She had breasts and a penis. She got the operation that week. That was radical to me then. Caitlyn’s a Republican, she’s on a reality show, and she’s a Kardashian. We can’t make fun of him or her?’ He’s much more intrigued by girls who are now boys, he says. ‘It seems newer to me. They look like guys I like, so it’s even more confusing. They ask me to sign their vasectomy scars a lot, which I do.’ – spectator.co.uk
Does Waters have a point? Should Bruce / Caitlyn NOT be off the comedy radar? Or is subject of Caitlyn handled with p.c. tongs where as Bruce Jenner was not? While my iPhone was plugged in, I asked, "Hey Siri, who is Bruce Jenner?" Siri said he had a Wikipedia listing for Caitlyn Jenner he could read to me. Does Apple now make us all want to believe there was never a Bruce Jenner? Is this p.c. to the extreme or is this how we are supposed to treat all that have or are transitioning? With ratings for "I AM CAIT" dropping, will she become touchable again or is she untouchable forever?
Another part of Waters' interview with The Spectator that made smirk was his brief comments on gay marriage and being a father.
As for gay marriage, he’s all in favour, though isn’t tempted himself. ‘When I was young there were bars called the Hungry Hole and in those same neighbourhoods are now gay people pushing baby carriages.’ Does he fancy fatherhood? ‘I’m a good uncle — I’ll get you an abortion, I’ll get you out of jail, I’ll take you to rehab. I’d be a bad father. I’m too self-involved.’ – spectator.co.uk
I don't think he's too worried about being politically correct. Not one bit.
What are your thoughts? Are we too politically correct like Trump said?
And have we been tiptoeing around the new Miss Jenner?