GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) is demanding action from NBC (now owned by Comcast) concerning a Saturday Night Live skit they found offensive.
The skit in question was called “Estro-Maxxx” and was a faux-commercial about estrogen for transgender women. Male casts members with beards dressed in dresses for comedic relief. The main gag of the joke was that this new drug could turn you into a woman faster. GLAAD wants a public apology from the network and wants all video of the skit removed from the internet and future broadcasting.
I personally thought the skit was kind of funny. I thought the skit was making fun of prescription drugs in general that are typically marketed as the quick-fixes for anything. I also thought they were playing off the fact that many think the transition process for a transgender individual means have a simple surgery and taking a few pills. When the reality of the situation is much more complicated. I don’t think they were trying to make fun of all transgender women or put down an entire community.
Watch the video below and judge for yourself. Is GLAAD justified in taking SNL to task?