The Late Show with David Letterman. I have never watched this show with any regularity, and now I doubt I ever will. In his "Top 10" list last night, the subject was Thomas Beatie, the pregnant man I had blogged about earlier. They called it "Top Ten Messages Left On The Pregnant Man's Answering Machine."
You know what number one was?
"Michael Jackson here -- just wanted to reach out to another androgynous freak show."
I think Beatie's story is great. He and his wife wanted a child, and she couldn't conceive. Modern technology will be helping them have a family. We should be celebrating the fact that Beatie and his wife are able to do something that will make them happy because they are human beings who deserve that. Instead, people with high visibility, like Letterman, choose to throw around hateful, intolerant words. It's not funny. I can't believe it.
I will be, so I hope like-minded individuals will also tell CBS that Letterman's "Top 10" was uncalled for.
Via, with much thanks.
Also, according to Feministing, Thomas Beatie will be appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show tomorrow. If you're interested, you should watch out for that.