Kristen Bell “Bad Moms” Sick Brandon Tenna joke

Actress Kristen Bell

Actress Kristen Bell "Bad Moms" Sick Brandon Tenna joke

When is an ally not an LGBT ally? When they take money to joke about the murder of transgender people. That is exactly what Actress Kristen Bell did, she sold transgender people out, for a laugh.

Actress Kristen has long positioned herself as an LGBT ally let her true colors show when she joked about the horrific murder of Brandon Tenna in the last moments of the first trailer for “Bad Moms”.

“It looks like you have one long boob,” says Hahn. “It looks like you wrapped an Ace bandage around yourself like three times.”

Bell adds: “You got a very Boys Don’t Cry thing happening right now.” NewNextNow reports that she’s referring to the 1999 Brandon Teena biopic which starred Hilary Swank and Chloë Sevigny. At one point in the film, Swank spends an emotional few moments binding her chest with a similarly-colored Ace bandage.

Thr Brandon Tenna joke was crowning jewel of trailer obviously targeting middle American white mothers. That demographic is in the balance as transgender rights are progressing making the joke and the timing of the release doubly odious. The second trailer doesn’t have the Brandon Tenna joke, most likely by design, as the producers would have been aware that the first trailer would garner them the outrage and the ensuing free publicity.

It is incredible how much progress the transgender community has made in media representation, as this problematic 20/20 segment of a few years ago graphically illustrates.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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