Monday, November 2, 2009

Transvestite Diva?!

This piece of news was on The Star today and sourced from The Daily Chili. I read this news today and I go, what?!

Japanese television host Haruna Ai, 37, is the new global transvestite diva.

She was crowned “Miss International Queen 2009” at the beauty pageant for transsexuals in Pattaya, Thailand over the weekend. (emphasis mine)

We can see here that the standard of vocabulary in Malaysia is exceptionally poor, especially when addressing transgenders, incredibly when transvestite and transsexual mean two totally different things.

And what is with the “transvestite diva” thingy? Do we call Miss Universe winners “slutty bimbos”?

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