Susan Sarandon who appeared in the original cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Janet, told the New York Daily News, that GLAAD basically needs to get a life.
GLAAD recently came out against the last episode of Glee in which Kurt uses the word “tranny,” when he declines the role of Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter. Sarandon, told the NYDN the controversy puzzled her saying, “What should they have said? [GLAAD] is getting like PETA – way out of control.”
GLAAD’s spokes person defended their statement saying: “The word ‘tra—y’ has become an easy punch line in popular culture, and many still don’t realize that using the term is hurtful, dehumanizing and associated with violence.”
Do you think GLAAD would have objected to the original movie? Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter was from Transylvania after all. Watch the Glee episode below.
Update: Read GLAAD’s response to this post here.