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“Cake Boss” Bullies Transgender Woman

Model/Drag Queen/Transgender Woman Carmen Carrera

TLC’s Cake Boss found a horrible way to boost ratings and prank an employee while insulting the transgender community by their behavior towards a transgender woman.

Model/Drag Queen, Carmen Carrera from RuPaul’s Drag Race, appeared on the show, Cake Boss, in a prank to lure one of the employees, Anthony, into flirting with her. She spoke with producers about the terminology she wanted to be used and how to use her appearance to further transgender awareness. This was all ignored according to her and she wrote on her Facebook page last night:

Carrera prepping

LET ME MAKE THIS VERY CLEAR! LISTEN UP PEOPLE! I signed on to do this episode of “Cake Boss” to promote EQUALITY. Transgender women are just as beautiful as biological woman and should be respected for that. The “reveal” was never meant to be a “Jerry Springer, ‘THATS A MAN’…” kind of thing. I was promised that it wasn’t going to be that way. I was lied to. I dont promote misleading someone or putting down the trans community. I am a beautiful transgendered woman and if a guy hits on me at a bar, ITS OK! That was the message. Hearing things like “You’ll never be a real woman” or “I hope you burn in hell for changing your gender” or “You will always be a man” is the EXACT TYPE OF IGNORANCE THAT THIS SHOW HELPED TO PROMOTE. This is why Im so upset. If men find me attractive and treat me as lady, why do some of you people think its wrong??? Why are some of you trying to take that away from me like I dont deserve to be treated with respect and admiration? Ignorance, thats why. STOP THE HATE AND PASS THIS ON.

Anthony Bellifemine from Cake Boss

For their part some of the sensitive, sensitive souls at Cake Boss then thought it would be funny to continue to shame Carmen after the episode aired. When someone mocked Anthony, for kissing a man, Anthony had this to say: “hahaha nah I didn’t. It give me a kiss on the cheek.”

“It” gave him a kiss on the cheek. What an amazing guy that Anthony must be.

Carmen’s fans (and fans of treating people like human beings) jumped into action last night, creating a petition demanding TLC and Cake Boss publicly apologize to the transgender community.



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3 Responses to “Cake Boss” Bullies Transgender Woman

  1. will

    September 16, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I didn’t hear about this but then again I live in a bigot state. I hate to see this, I hate to hear about it. I’m a straight male who strongly believes that women are women no matter what. There is a sexual identification in the brain and if a man is born with identification as a woman then that man is in fact not a man and to say otherwise is ignorance. Not everyone has the pleasure of being born with the right assignment to match their body. Transgender is a phenomenon I believe to be quite beautiful and anyone who can live their life the way they need to feel complete takes more courage than the chicken shits who try to make fun of them for something they can’t change.

  2. Riki Sarah Dennis

    June 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Early in transition I had an employer correct folks when they refered to me using pronouns or descriptions other than “it.” It felt as bad – and as dangerous – as it may sound. Years later I’ve surrounded myself w/supportive folks. I had hoped society had changed – that dehumanizing transsexuals was no longer normative. It looks like this is not the case in some of society’s less-evolved circles…

  3. Jim Costich

    June 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Well, that does it for me and I will make sure this is publicized to my local community.

    I don’t support anything or anyone who treats other people like junk and I don’t have any exceptions to that rule. I don’t love my neighbor but leave transgendered women off the list of neighbors. I don’t worship the fetus and then let successfully born children starve. I’ve had enough of haters and arrogant abusers who thing they have some kind of right to reach out death, disrespect and misery to others.

    Close the door on that. Who needs it? I don’t need TLC or shows including bigoted bakers in my life. Click.