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Caitlyn Jenner Shuts Down Piers Morgan: Don’t Ask About My Body, You Creep!

Piers Morgan isn't exactly known for his tasteful questions, and he's once again demonstrating that.

This time, he asks Caitlyn Jenner about how her "physique" has changed since her youth.

As you can see in the video below, Caitlyn shut him down right away, explaining that his question isn't just inappropriate — for many trans women, it's dangerous.

Caitlyn jenner in shades

Caitlyn Jenner has been dragged by many in the trans community for not, they believe, doing a good job of representing the community.

(Remember the trans woman who called Caitlyn Jenner a fraud? That woman is now running for office)

But … it looks like things might be getting a little better.

See, Piers Morgan — through innuendo — asks prying questions about Caitlyn's body, now versus in her past.

And Cait shuts him down pretty epically, even talking about how ignorant questions like Piers' can make life itself dangerous for trans women.

Caitlyn jenner dog

So, Piers Morgan holds up an old plastic action figure of Caitlyn Jenner from her Olympian days, long before her transition.

(Total side note, but have you ever seen the episode of Murder, She Wrote that Cait was on? Seeing her deadname on the credits a couple of years ago, back when the series was on Netflix, was such a surprise for me)

Piers made the unfortunate choice to gesture to the action figure, and talk about her "physique," asking how it differs now versus then, saying:

"Obviously, certain areas we know."

Yikes. Cait doesn't let that go by unchallenged, saying:

"See you made a comment there and that's why you would get in trouble."

Caitlyn jenner in july 2017

"You just said, 'Oh certain areas.' That, to a trans person, is disrespectful."

For the record, asking anybody about their private parts in an interview is usually disrespectful unless that person has already indicated that they're fine talking about it.

Cait explains: "Because you don't make a joke about that."

"Because it's not funny, it's life."

She goes on to say:

"And it’s a part of my life and it's a very serious part of my life."

Caitlyn jenner and her book

Piers inquires why life can't be a joke, or whatever. We guess that maybe he thought that he'd get away with his creepy questions?

Caitlyn is not amused, saying: "I don't take it and I take that very seriously."

She even ties the issue to other trans folks.

"And so, out of respect to myself and the community, it's not something that you joke about."

Cait talks more about how this impacts trans women, and not just herself:

"It's something, as I said before, this is serious stuff. People die over this issue. It's not a joke."

Caitlyn jenner in golf cart

It's worth noting that Piers Morgan is hardly the first person to ask wildly inappropriate questions of a trans woman he's interviewing.

But it's 2018. This should not still be happening.

Back in 2014, Katie Couric interviewed Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera, And during that interview, Couric asked some very inappropriate genital questions without realizing that she was doing anything wrong.

Janet Mock did a famous takedown of that behavior — if you're not going to ask a cis celebrity about their genitals, then don't ask a trans celebrity about theirs.

Katie Couric, for the record, apologized and later did a series about trans folks, and stated explicitly that part of what inspired her to do the series was her past mistakes.

Caitlyn jenner strikes a pose

Caitlyn Jenner is right — transphobic questions can be life-for-death for trans folks who aren't millionaire celebrities.

For the record, though, what Piers was saying would be rude and creepy to anyone.

Would he, while interviewing Martha Stewart, ask questions about her breasts or genitals? Would he ask any 68-year-old woman about her "physique" in contrast to when she was a young athlete? We hope not.

Anyway, while nobody's private areas are any business of ours, this is additionally true for trans people. It might become appropriate to ask if you're dating a trans woman, but that's about it.

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Ellen Page: Brett Ratner Outed Me, Was a Disgusting Creep

We already know that more than six women have accused Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and worse. Following the initial story, more women began contacting publications with their own allegations against the director.

The latest woman in Hollywood to share her #MeToo story was Ellen Page. And she describes experiencing horrifying, homophobic harassment from Ratner while she was still a teenager.

And Ellen’s experience with Brett Ratner isn’t the only one that she’s sharing from her teenage years in the entertainment industry.

Ellen’s lengthy post on Facebook begins … bluntly.

“‘You should f–k her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand. I was eighteen years old.”

“He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f–k her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He was the film’s director, Brett Ratner.”

That’s disgusting.

In case there’s any doubt, costar Anna Paquin has tweeted that she stands with Ellen Page, and was present for that particular comment.

Ellen continues:

“I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened. I looked down at my feet, didn’t say a word and watched as no one else did either.”

Ellen Page is one of the most famous young gay women in Hollywood, but sexuality is complicated. Deciding when to come out is more so.

No one should be outed, particularly in such a disgusting way.

“This man, who had cast me in the film, started our months of filming at a work event with this horrific, unchallenged plea. He “outed” me with no regard for my well-being, an act we all recognize as homophobic.”

That wasn’t the end of it.

“I proceeded to watch him on set say degrading things to women. I remember a woman walking by the monitor as he made a comment about her “flappy pussy.””

Ugh.

“This public, aggressive outing left me with long standing feelings of shame, one of the most destructive results of homophobia. Making someone feel ashamed of who they are is a cruel manipulation, designed to oppress and repress. I was robbed of more than autonomy over my ability to define myself.”

Remember, there are still young actors whoa re advised against coming out when they get to Hollywood.

Sexuality can influence your career. It can also impact how fans perceive you.

(In recent decades, the prevalence of the name “Ellen” has taken a plunge exactly twice — once, when Ellen DeGeneres came out. Another when Ellen Page came out. Bigotry is still all around us)

“Ratner’s comment replayed in my mind many times over the years as I encountered homophobia and coped with feelings of reluctance and uncertainty about the industry and my future in it. The difference is that I can now assert myself and use my voice to to fight back against the insidious queer- and transphobic attitude in Hollywood and beyond.”

It’s so good that she uses her platform to make the world a better place.

“Hopefully having the position I have, I can help people who may be struggling to be accepted and allowed to be who they are –to thrive. Vulnerable young people without my advantages are so often diminished and made to feel they have no options for living the life they were meant to joyously lead.”

There was more between her and Brett Ratner, however.

“I got into an altercation with Brett at a certain point. He was pressuring me, in front of many people, to don a t-shirt with ‘Team Ratner’ on it.”

Who would want to wear a shirt like that?

“I said no and he insisted. I responded, ‘I am not on your team.’ Later in the day, producers of the film came to my trailer to say that I ‘couldn’t talk like that to him.'”

This is where the huge power imbalance between young actors and big-name directors comes into play.

“I was being reprimanded, yet he was not being punished nor fired for the blatantly homophobic and abusive behavior we all witnessed. I was an actor that no one knew. I was eighteen and had no tools to know how to handle the situation.”

Sadly, her experience at 18 wasn’t Ellen’s first foray into harassment in Hollywood.

“I have been a professional actor since the age of ten. I’ve had the good fortune to work with many honorable and respectful collaborators both behind and in front of the camera.”

But

“But the behavior I’m describing is ubiquitous. They (abusers), want you to feel small, to make you insecure, to make you feel like you are indebted to them, or that your actions are to blame for their unwelcome advances.”

Sadly, that is so true.

“When I was sixteen a director took me to dinner (a professional obligation and a very common one). He fondled my leg under the table and said, ‘You have to make the move, I can’t.'”

Probably so that he could, if caught, throw up his hands and say “she came onto me!” Which shouldn’t matter.

But, by our reasoning, groping someone’s leg and telling her to make a move is the first move and the second.

Ellen Page got away, but it was a rude awakening about her professional life.

“I did not make the move and I was fortunate to get away from that situation. It was a painful realization: my safety was not guaranteed at work.”

Let that sink in for a moment.

“An adult authority figure for whom I worked intended to exploit me, physically.”

And it got worse.

“I was sexually assaulted by a grip months later.”

Horrible. No one should have to endure that.

“I was asked by a director to sleep with a man in his late twenties and to tell them about it. I did not. This is just what happened during my sixteenth year, a teenager in the entertainment industry.”

Ellen Page almost seems to count herself lucky — when she talks about others in Hollywood who have been preyed upon and died too soon.

“Look at the history of what’s happened to minors who’ve described sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some of them are no longer with us, lost to substance abuse and suicide. Their victimizers? Still working. Protected even as I write this.”

Naming abusers — even if we all know who we’re talking about — carries heavy risks. Massive lawsuits, blackmail conspiracies. A sternly worded legal letter can be enough to make some claims go away.

We’ve recently heard new claims about Corey Haim’s abusers, but unfortunately Ellen Page could be talking about so many different young victims of predatory men in power.

“You know who they are; they’ve been discussed behind closed doors as often as Weinstein was. If I, a person with significant privilege, remain reluctant and at such risk simply by saying a person’s name, what are the options for those who do not have what I have?”

That’s a good point. We shouldn’t shame people for remaining silent out of fear.

But we can still praise Ellen Page for coming forward with her #MeToo story.

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Scott Disick Takes Sofia Richie to Mexico, Continues to Creep Everyone Out

Scott Disick has spent much of the past year brainstoming innovative ways to hit rock bottom.

Mostly, of course, we’re referring to Disick’s efforts to drink himself to death.

But the 34-year-old father of two has also been alienating his loved ones in ways that don’t involve pickling his liver.

Take, for example, Scott’s relationship with Sofia Disick.

Yes, believe it or not, Scott is actually dating the 19-year-old daughter of Lionel, possibly in some misguided attempt at revenge.

(Sofia previously dated Justin Bieber, who was briefly hooking up with Scott’s baby mama, Kourtney. Can someone get these folks on a 24/7 Truman Show-style soap opera already?)

At first we figured this would play out in about the same way as Disick’s relationship with Bella Thorne:

Scott would drag Sofia across the globe on a bender for a few days; at first it would seem new and exciting; but eventually, she would grow tired of cleaning up the vomit of a guy who’s not allowed to see his kids.

But unfortunately for all involved (especially Sofia) it looks like these two are in it for the long haul.

According to People magazine, Scott and Sofia are currently vacationing in Mexico, where they’ve been spotted riding jetskis together and making out on the beach.

“Scott likes having her around,” a source tells the magazine.

“She isn’t a wild party animal.”

So, wait … Scott likes having Sofia around because she isn’t a wild party animal?

Someone should’ve told him that his three kids and their mother aren’t wild party animals, either. 

Maybe he wouldn’t have run off.

Anyway, Scott’s reportedly been hesitant to put a label on the relationship, but as 19-year-olds are wont to do, Sofia is diving right into this thing:

“Sofia calls Scott her boyfriend,” the source says.

“She thinks he is the best.”

Wow. “The best” isn’t typically a term you hear applied to Scott unless he’s participating in a Jagr-guzzling contest, or something.

Well, we guess we’ll just go ahead and wish good luck to these two.

Oh, also, thoughts and prayers to Lionel Richie, who we’re assuming has endured several major coronary events in the past few weeks.

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