Dan Savage Gets Glitter-Bombed at UCI For Saying 'Shemale' and 'Tranny', Student Arrested

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Dan Savage found himself in a sticky sparkly situation last week while filming his new late-night MTV series, "Savage U," at UC Irvine.  

In the show, set on college campuses across the country, the celebrated sex writer (whose column runs in OC Weekly) helps students navigate romance and life under the sheets with raw, oftentimes graphic advice. 

One student at the UCI taping asked via index card if her boyfriend was a freak because he watched porn featuring trans women. According to The Bilerico Project, Savage "suggested that her boyfriend was a freak, while freely using the terms 'shemale' and 'freaky tranny porn.'" 

And that's when he was "glittered." 

Two individuals ran up and threw glitter on the TV show host while yelling, "Transphobe!" according to the Bilerico account. (However, UCI spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon says the police report states there were three people who ran up, and just one who threw glitter.) It is unclear whether the individuals were students. 

The glitter-bombing was in protest of Savage's use of the terms "tranny" and "shemale," considered slurs in the transgender/transexual community. It's the second time he's been glittered by trans activists this month

According to Lawhon, the unnamed glitter-er was arrested and cited for assault, and then later released. 

After being glittered, Savage laughed it off, and said that being gay, he loves glitter. He later defended himself by telling blogger Joe. My. God. that the words being objected to were actually used in the question he read, and that in his response, he noted that some people "have trouble" with the terms. 

Savage, who launched the viral "It Gets Better" project for gay youth, has been labeled "transphobic" on multiple occasions, an accusation he denies. He admitted to The New Civil Rights Movement that he had feeling of transphobia 15 years ago, but now, he says, "I'm not afraid of trans people." 
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Brooklyn_Reader
Brooklyn_Reader

The Bilerico Project is wrong.  Their characterization of his remarks is wrong.  There's a transcript of the event.  MTV was taping it.  You should try just a teensy bit harder to get your facts straight rather than leading with a seemingly authoritative quote which mischaracterizes the event.

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

Did I miss something?  What vocabulary was he supposed to use? 

Alva
Alva

Next time the assailants should use "a frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the unfortunate by product of anal sex" to shower him with.  I believe the substance is known as "Dan".

Joe
Joe

Yup I think Chicks with Dicks is normal........ No thier fuckin Freaks is what they are!!!!!

elserracho
elserracho

assault? really? sigh, america. 

Joe
Joe

You sound like a person of experience...........receiver most likely.

Katahdin
Katahdin

I find people who hate other people extra freaky.

Gturner
Gturner

Good grammar. I understand the use of slang in the first sentence, acceptable, trying to be funny. But when you don't know "their" should be "they're". You are showing what an ignoramus you are."Better to keep you mouth shut, and be thought a fool, then to open it and remove all doubt"You can look it up Joe, but I bet you don't know whose quote that is.

Mike Oxbent
Mike Oxbent

More proof OC Latinos don't understand the GOP and never will.

Jackington
Jackington

Hey Tavo, you gotta love Santorum if you don't like Dan???  That's like saying someone's a Liberal because they don't vote Republickin?  Dork!

Joe
Joe

Thanks for the grammer lesson, I now know when to "Keep you mouth shut"...ha, ha, fuckin Maroon! 

Fred Sanders
Fred Sanders

"Better to keep you mouth shut, and be thought a fool, then to open it and remove all doubt"LOL!!!!! "you mouth"????Thanx for removing all doubt dumbass!!!!!

Exit Only
Exit Only

Look stoopid, you got the message regardless of spelling...they ARE phukin phreex.  Other monikers are: Chicks With Sticks, Molls With Balls, Broads With Rods, Girls That Give Pearls, Fags with Bags, or more accurately, simply Sick Fuckerz.  Take your pick.  Anyone else?  Lets not forget that they "Whore 'Em With Santorum"!!!

katahdin
katahdin

People don't vote Republican because they have souls.

Gturner
Gturner

OK, you got me. My finger missed the 'r' on your, and I didn't proof read. You, on the other hand, are just a bigoted homophobe. Why do people who are different from you scare you? Fred Sanders, you got me too. Since you are sticking up for Joe you must be of his ilk. Seems like guys who are afraid of gay people are the real pussy's. People with your mind set are identical to the KKK, and the Father Coughlin followers of the 30's. Just a bunch of low IQ rednecks.  

Joe
Joe

Sorry Fred last post not intented for you...........it was for Kattah-ding

Joe
Joe

Never said "hate", just pointing out the obvious!

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