Barry Humphries Labels Caitlyn Jenner a 'mutilated man'

Barry Humphries, better known as Dame Edna Everage, is no stranger to controversy. However, the comedian's latest comments took things a bit too far...

"You're a mutilated man, that's all."

This is the beginning of the controversial (ok, downright cruel) comments Humphries made about transgender woman and former Kardashian patriarch, Caitlyn Jenner.

In a recent interview with the Telegraph UK, Barry managed to prove how outdated he really is by supporting recent comments made by Germaine Greer, who criticised trans people "who believe they are women and have themselves castrated."

"I agree with Germaine!" Barry said. "You're a mutilated man, that's all. Self-mutilation, what's all this carry on? Caitlyn Jenner - what a publicity-seeing ratbag."

The 81-year-old comedian went on to blame the world for being too politically correct claiming, "If you criticise anything, you're racist or sexist or homophobic." 

The Australian comedian found international success via his alter egos, Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. 

Perhaps Barry should stick to his day job next time he's asked about trans issues. 

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Posted by Paul1439Report
"Perhaps Barry should stick to his day job next time he's asked about trans issues."

This comment, right there, shows the article's author is part of the problem, and is not part of the solution.

"controversial comments", "downright cruel comments", "prove how outdated he really is" just contribute to the problem.

Does Mr Humphries not have the right to an opinion of his own? Is he not entitled to express that opinion? I thought we were all granted Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Speech...but this article suggests these freedoms are not as free as they should be.

You may not like Mr Humphries' opinions...but telling him to shut up is not the way to go about expressing that dislike.