We tried to catch all we could of CNN’s town hall on LGBTQ issues Thursday night (which coincided with President Trump’s massive rally in Minneapolis), but it was such a clown show we missed a lot. Julio Rosas caught this clip of CNN host Nia Mikayla Henderson being reminded that it’s “violence” to misgender or alter a trans person’s name after she pronounced Shea as “Shay” and not “She-uh.”
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) October 11, 2019
Can you believe candidate Julián Castro just smiled and let Henderson get away with perpetrating violence like that? Would an “Are you OK?” have been too compassionate?
Omg what a train wreck this townhall is.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) October 11, 2019
It’s insane that they would even dignify such an absurd statement by not challenging it. They’re too afraid.
— Grandma Caprio (@GrandmaCaprio11) October 11, 2019
The entire attraction of the woke movement is built on how delicious it feels to correct someone.
— Wesley Mullins (@wesleyamullins) October 11, 2019
Sometimes CNN gets it right. This is comedic gold
— VAIBHAV JAIN (@vaibzvj) October 11, 2019
God needs to hit the reset button. For real. pic.twitter.com/sq5EmXZONX
— Calvin Tineo 🗯 (@sportzloon) October 11, 2019
Circular firing squads all the way down
— C1T1Z3N//ULTR4VI0L3T (@ITMCitizen) October 11, 2019
Narrator: It's not violence.
— Chris Seay (@ChrisSeay104) October 11, 2019
People actually accommodate this narcissism and mental illness? Wtf?!
— Yautja Vishaun (@youwinski) October 11, 2019
— BigBigMike (@troubleduck7) October 11, 2019
This show has awful writing
— tugpepper📁 (@tugpepper1) October 11, 2019
The left is eating itself….
— Norseman 🇳🇴🇺🇸 (@Norsema12828555) October 11, 2019
This was a serious town hall thing? @VeritasRadioNet
— Sensus Fidelium (@Sensus_Fidelium) October 11, 2019
My name is Bob and sometimes people pronounce my name backwards (boB) and that is like a kidney punch. That toasts my muffins and I don't like my muffins toasted.
— LifeByTheDrops (@lifebythe) October 11, 2019
Ah this was an act of violence. This is great, we're learning so much about the new laws and cultural norms we'll soon be living under.
— s ᴀ ᴍ ɪ ᴢ ᴅ ᴀ ᴛ (@Samizdattt) October 11, 2019
Only trans people get their names mispronounced apparently….
— 🍗🎄Fred-O Acosta, Concentrate..🎄🍗 (@JayPark71553294) October 11, 2019
Ppl really need to get out of this victim mentality that way too many have these days. Oh your name was mispronounced, whoopty do. Was probably an honest mistake and this person just wanted their 15 mins of fame.
— I'm Just Me (@dj_groove12) October 11, 2019
How often has Pete Bootiegeeg had his name violently mispronounced?
— My Name is My Name (@rfpcrawford) October 11, 2019
It was not violent.
— m (@mikefreemancal) October 11, 2019
That’s person has obviously never experienced real violence.
— Wendy Wood (@MissWendyWood) October 12, 2019
Its definitely not violence
— A (@PeaceLoveAnie) October 11, 2019
For the record, it’s not violence, to mispronounce someone’s name. It’s an honest mistake. And pretending otherwise is ridiculous, dangerous pandering. https://t.co/kIwH7DhZV9
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) October 13, 2019
And not a single candidate would dare risk a vote and say, “Let’s not go overboard. I wouldn’t consider that violence.”
Hot take: Mispronouncing unconventional names ‘has a long and racist history’ https://t.co/NxkDewtsMX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 27, 2019