Thursday, February 10, 2011
Popular Sitcom Star Blind Sided By Crossdressing Accusations Danielle at SuddenlyFem
The shots are being fired by the highly upset soon to be ex-wife. Going on a extremely popular radio show the previous Playmate eluded to her old beau being a crossdresser. She didn't say no, she didn't say yes...but it leaned very much towards the latter. As it hit the airwaves you would think that it was comparable to the Kennedy scandal(s). Every gossip column and news outlet was going on about it. At first the star would not confirm nor deny and then his camp decidedly denied and the ex-wife reneged her cliff hanger accusations. At this point, the so called "damage" had been done. Statement retracted or not, everyone is contemplating whether or not this celebrity is in fact a crossdresser.
This particular situation brought crossdressing into the limelight. If you type crossdresser into any search engine at this point it is the first story to pop up. Some news outlets did put a negative spin on crossdressing--others just considered it a sucker punch during a whirlwind divorce. It got me thinking...SO WHAT? What if this star were a crossdresser? What if your father, your brother, your neighbor, your doctor, your postal worker was transgendered? At the end of the day how does that effect you, as the non crossdressing party? Or as the crossdressing party for that matter? The gay and lesbian community get a lot of press and are diligently working towards mass acceptance, and are making steps towards that. The crossdressing and transgendered community is not as readily recognized--not as understood, I believe. So when crossdressing gets thrown into the limelight, it gets glanced at and then again swept under the carpet as if it is taboo. I'd like to know your thoughts on the matter. I am a firm believer that all people have the right to happiness. If you are someone that likes to wear sexy lingerie for men on weekends how does that reflect on you as a person? It doesn't, it is simply a preference. For example, I prefer boy shorts and hot pants over a much more "feminine" thong. Does that change who I am as a person? No. It is just what I feel comfortable, sexy and how I express myself.
Comment with your stories, your thoughts and feelings on the public/societal view of crossdressing. Be proud about your personal preferences and what makes you feel sexy and share it because you deserve to!