Gavin McInnes, a frequent Fox News guest booked for his penchant for making outlandish comments, may have gone too far with a column on transphobia he penned for Thought Catalog.
According to Adweek, McInnes has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence from his position as Chief Creative Officer at Rooster NYC, an ad agency he co-founded in 2010.
The column, ‘Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural,’ proved to be so offensive to readers of Thought Catalog — known for outrageous and contrarian posts — that the website inserted a splash page that appears before the column warning, “The article you are trying to read has been reported by the community as hateful or abusive content.” RS
Hateful is Right
The article you are trying to read has been reported by the community as hateful or abusive content. For more information about our reporting system head to our about page. Return to homepage. LinkThis is just shameful, the bigotry, the hate that just spews from his mouth is so nauseating that please excuse me while I go get very sick, but as I think about it, I am just angry that someone on a Faux News program even as a Frequent Flyer can hate people so much, so here is my rant F*ck you you, bleep. bleeping , Bleeeeeping ass-bleeeiing piece of f*cking SHIT(had to yell)!
Among the least offensive assertions McInnes made in his essay, he wrote: “We’re all transphobic. We aren’t blind. We see there are no old trannies. They die of drug overdoses and suicide way before they’re 40 and nobody notices because nobody knows them. They are mentally ill gays who need help, and that help doesn’t include being maimed by physicians. These aren’t women trapped in a man’s body. They are nuts trapped in a crazy person’s body.” RSVery Unthoughtful
Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. Adweek